ObamaCare Enrollment Disaster – By Benita Dodd (GPPF)

October 17, 2013

Enrollment disaster: Administration officials have not identified which officials at Health and Human Services were directly in charge of the new ObamaCare computer enrollment system, or which companies are most involved with fixing it now. Both GCI Federal and Quality Software Services Inc. helped construct the Web site and data hub, respectively. White House officials attribute the site’s problems to unanticipated demand, but former Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs challenged that explanation Monday on MSNBC.” When they get it fixed, I hope they fire some people that were in charge of making sure that this thing was supposed to work,” Gibbs said. “This was bungled badly. This was not a server problem, just too many people came to the Web site, this is a Web site architecture problem. I think it is, again, excruciatingly embarrassing.” He’s not the only traditional supporter of the White House criticizing its handling of the Affordable Care Act launch: Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein (see below) called the rollout “a failure.” Source: Washington Post

A failure: Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein declares ObamaCare a failure: “So far, the Affordable Care Act’s launch has been a failure. Not ‘troubled.’ Not ‘glitchy.’ A failure. But ‘so far’ only encompasses 14 days. The hard question is whether the launch will still be floundering on day 30, and on day 45,” Klein writes. In a hard-hitting column, he concludes, “This isn’t about politics. A lot of liberals will be angry over this post. A lot of conservatives will be happy about it. But it’s important to see the Affordable Care Act as something more than a pawn in the political wars: It’s a real law that real people are desperately, nervously, urgently trying to access. And so far, the Obama administration has failed them. The Obama administration’s top job isn’t beating the Republicans. It’s running the government well. On this – the most important initiative they’ve launched – they’ve run the government badly. They deserve all the criticism they’re getting and more.”
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