Nightly News   |  October 21, 2013

Is Kathleen Sebelius’ job safe?

At the White House, it’s an all-hands-on-deck mentality, as there are only weeks to improve Obama’s healthcare website. NBC’s Chuck Todd reports.

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>> our chief white house correspondent chuck todd . let's talk accountability. a lot of people say if this happened in the real world it could be curtains for the company, the ceo. in this case the ceo would be health and human services cabinet secretary kathleen sebelius .

>> reporter: everything i talk about talking to the administration, her job is safe. nobody in the west wing feels this is an administrative error, that this is a competency issue. at the end of the day this was a b problem, if anything, of overpromising perhaps by the contractors used to build the website. the other thing i'm hearing is there is such an all hands on deck mentality, brian. they know they have only weeks to get this right. it is these young people that use the web that they want to get on. if the website is thought of as unuseable they will never get the young healthy people to sign up for health care which blows the entire system and then would raise the cost for everybody. so right now they are not interested in finding accountability. it is all hands on deck. in a few months if they find incompetency, i'm told nothing should be ruled out.

>> chuck todd on the white house lawn for us. chuck,