U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius came Friday to a health clinic in East Austin to hear the stories of a couple of “young invincibles” who made it past the glitches of HealthCare.gov to get cost-saving insurance coverage – success stories Sebelius can tout to the world, and most likely to a congressional committee when she is called to account next week.
“Once I tell your story, people will be tracking you down,” Sebelius warned Kat Richards, 24, and Mark Sullivan, 31, after they shared their positive experience with her and a media horde crowded into a small room at the CommUnityCare health center on Comal Street. But, she said, after getting their permission to retell their tales, “it’s really helpful to let people know what this looks like by talking about real people.”
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