Sebelius in Phoenix amid calls for her resignation

October 24, 2013 - 7:35 PM
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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius answers a question during a news conference after visiting the Wesley Health Center on Thursday Oct. 24, 2013, in Phoenix, amid calls for her resignation after the rollout of insurance exchanges under the new federal health care law. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says officials are working "24-7" to make the government's health insurance website better.

Sebelius was in Phoenix on Thursday amid calls for her resignation after the clunky rollout of online insurance exchanges under President Barack Obama's health care law.

She says most of the people wanting her to step down "do not want this program to work in the first place."

The former Kansas governor is the Obama administration's public point person on the law's implementation.

Sebelius says nobody has been fired over technical glitches and a lot of the problems were caused by a surge in demand.

While Sebelius was in Phoenix, she toured a Health and Human Services call center and spoke with "navigators" who have been trained to educate people about enrolling for coverage.