Tuesday, November 19, 2013
(Detroit, MI) -- U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in Detroit Friday defending the Affordable Care Act and President Obama's reversal of a policy that will allow some consumers to keep their insurance coverage if they liked it. The secretary continued to downplay the number of people who are affected by changes mandated in new health law. She called the estimated five-million people losing their care as "a fairly small slice of the marketplace." Sebelius also rejected claims by the insurance industry that the President is trying to shift blame to the insurance companies, which have said they will not be able to reinstate plans they have already canceled.