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Lawmakers Worried by Health Law Rollout Woes

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Obama administration officials briefed congressional Democrats Wednesday morning, on what is being done to improve the health insurance website.

"I don't believe the president will allow the problems to go for days and weeks without marked improvements to the website's capabilities," says Rep. Xavier Becerra (R-CA.)

Republicans were not invited to the session.

"Clearly there are problems with the website, but I would argue the problems go much further than that," says House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio.)

The federal site, www.healthcare.gov, is setup to allow Americans to shop for health insurance, but it has been plagued with problems. House Republicans released a video they say includes actual excerpts from an online help chat with a potential customer.

"Question: clicking save and continue does not allow me to move forward."

"Reply: Don't lose your sanity over this website. Try it. If it does not work, walk away, try it tomorrow."

Some GOP lawmakers are calling for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to resign, but in an interview, she put the focus on fixing healthcare.gov.

"People a frustrated with a website, but the product is there. The prices are good."

President Obama says he's as frustrated as anyone and has promised a "tech surge" to fix the balky website.

The deadline to sign-up for insurance is March 31st, but many are calling for the Obama administration to extend the open enrollment period because of so many problems with the website.

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