Skip to comments.New 'deadline' for fixing Obamacare glitches seen in mid-November
Posted on 10/10/2013 5:03:57 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
New 'deadline' for fixing Obamacare glitches seen in mid-November
By David Morgan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. administration has a little over a month to fix the technology problems crippling its online health insurance marketplace, or jeopardize the goal of signing up millions of Americans in time for benefits under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, experts said on Thursday.
Problems with the federal marketplace's entry portal serving 36 states, the website Healthcare.gov, continued for a 10th day on Thursday despite signs of gradual improvement, keeping a brake on the ability of consumers to shop for federally subsidized health coverage.
Poor turnout in enrollment would provide further ammunition for Republican foes of Obamacare, whose efforts to kill the law have culminated in a federal government shutdown that began on October 1, coinciding with the launch of the health insurance exchanges nationwide.
Already on Thursday, Republican lawmakers in Congress launched a new investigation into the technical glitches, sending letters to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and two of the website's contractors, asking for details on what is causing the failures and any system changes or testing that had been performed.
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We should be getting numbers every day.
everyone responsible for this debacle from the top to the bottom should be fired. This would be unacceptable in the private sector. The people would be gone.
Antone know a good hacker?
and to save what’s left of the company’s reputation and prevent further fodder for critics and competitors, they’d pull the product off the market immediately.
The government can't wipe its fanny without an imbedded foundation.
And Obamacare doesn't have one.
Hey Nancy...let's read the bill to find what's in it.
Yeah, mid-November, 2025.
So, in four weeks they are going to fix something
that they’ve been working on for YEARS????
I don’t tin so.
don’t need one when they hire people like this.
Fix = throw more money to the contractors that screwed it up in the first place.
“people would be gone” and the companies that they worked for would be just about gone as well.
Obama,...and Worldwide Communism come to mind here for some reason
They’ve been waiting 80 years to nationalize healthcare, it makes no difference how many enroll as the IRS will collect taxes on the slaggers, and it’s the law if the land so eat your peas.
A lot of commie libs will be playing Dialing for Healthcare around the Thanksgiving table this year. Gobble, gobble, gobble.
Sum Ting Wong.
I’m just waiting for one of the hackers to hack the system and administer a swift end to the abomination.
At least we wouldn't have to sit on a spinning website for two hours or more...
So, who exactly are 'these people' ?
Canadian provincial health officials last year fired the parent company of CGI Federal, the prime contractor for the problem-plagued Obamacare health exchange websites, the Washington Examiner has learned.
CGI Federals parent company, Montreal-based CGI Group, was officially terminated in September 2012 by an Ontario government health agency after the firm missed three years of deadlines and failed to deliver the provinces flagship online medical registry.