Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' shadow appeared behind the lectern as she spoke about the implementation of the federal health law in Detroit in November.
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Enrollment in the federal government's new health insurance exchange picked up sharply in November, but the number of people signing up for coverage still trails original forecasts. Officials from the Obama administration say they expect the pace of enrollments will continue to increase now that the insurance website is working more smoothly.
Calling the improvements "night and day" from October, the Obama administration says it has met its goal of getting the troubled HealthCare.gov site working for a "vast majority" of users. But that's only part of a complex technology system that is designed to end with insurance companies providing coverage for millions of consumers.
Screencap of President Obama speaking from the White House Press Breifing room as he makes his statement on the current state of the Affordable Care Act and HealthCare.gov rollout, Nov. 14, 2013.
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President Obama spoke from the White House press room Thursday. The president first addressed the situation in the Philippines before making a statement on the state of the Affordable Care Act and the rollout of HealthCare.gov.