Sebelius: 'Don’t believe what you’ve heard'

Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusPro-dependency advocates miss the mark in attacking Kansas welfare reform Pence breaks tie to confirm Trump's pick for religious ambassador The House needs to help patients from being victimized by antiquated technology MORE on Friday urged potential healthcare consumers to disregard ObamaCare website horror stories and partisan bickering over the law.

Speaking at a panel in San Antonio, Texas, Sebelius was asked what advice she would give to those seeking federal healthcare plans.

“Sign up,” she said. “Don’t believe what you’ve heard. Just check it out, look at the prices, look at the plans.”

The Obama administration is working furiously to fix the myriad problems that have plagued the website, as the botched rollout has dominated headlines and provoked a round of congressional hearings.

Sebelius is scheduled to testify in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee next week.

On Friday, Sebelius said she wasn’t happy with the state of the website, but said “significant improvements” have already been made.

“I’d be the first to admit that the website is far from where we want it to be and where it should be,” she said.

“We’ve made significant improvement over the last several weeks but it’s still not functioning at the right pace,” she added.