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Janesville Congressman Paul Ryan wants HHS Secretary to resign

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland March 15, 2013. R
House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland March 15, 2013. R

WASHINGTON D.C. (WTAQ) - If Paul Ryan has his way, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius would be the one to pay for the computer snags in Obamacare. 

Ryan, the House Budget chairman from Janesville, wants Sebelius to resign -- but not before she spells out the costs of fixing the troubled Healthcare.Gov site where millions of uninsured Americans are required to buy coverage. 

Thursday, Ryan made a phone appearance with Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli -- and he agreed with Cuccinelli that Sebelius should go. 

Ryan said he remembered when Sebelius promised that the rollout for Healthcare.Gov would be "almost flawless."  Instead, he said it's been a "fiasco." 

A Sebelius spokesman said the secretary would testify before Congress next week. 

In the meantime, the White House says the agency will start holding weekly media briefings about the problems -- which officials have said very little about. 

Leaders of the company which built the Web site, CGI Federal, will appear at a congressional hearing Thursday. 

President Obama this week promised what he called a "tech surge" to fix the Web site, which is used by people in Wisconsin and 35 other states that don't have their own purchasing exchanges. 

Up to 700,000 Wisconsinites need to get insurance through Healthcare.Gov by December 15th or face fines. Some Democrats are calling for a three-month delay of that deadline.

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