Skip to comments.HHS Chief: President Didn't Know of Obamacare Website Woes Beforehand
Posted on 10/22/2013 6:10:17 PM PDT by kristinn
President Barack Obama didn't know about the problems with the Affordable Care Act's website -- despite complaints from insurance companies and the site's crashing during a test run -- until days into its now well-documented abysmal launch, the nation's health chief told CNN on Tuesday.
In an exclusive interview with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admitted Tuesday that there is significant concern in her department and the White House over the technical debacle surrounding the Obamacare website's rollout. The site was supposed to make it simple for people to search and sign-up for new health care policies starting on October 1, but instead it's been clunky and, at times, inoperable.
"We're not at all satisfied with the workings of the website," Sebelius said. "We want it to be smooth and easy and let consumers' compare plans."
She noted how Tuesday, a team of high-tech experts from within the government and from Silicon Valley, and led by Jeff Zients -- a former CEO and acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, who will oversee the process for the next few months -- are coming in to address the issues.
Why weren't they brought in before the website launched October 1?
"We have hoped that they had their 'A-Team' on the table," Sebelius said in response. As to now, "We want new eyes and ears. We want to make sure that we get all the questions on the table, that we get all the answers and accelerator the fix as quickly as possible."
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So Kathy, what you are saying is you let your boss down. HARD!!!
Oh, please—”didn’t know” . She is the chief govt. executive of the dept. charged with developing the system after the law was passed in 2010— ie 3 years ago. This is “dog ate my homework” kind of excuse—but provable incompetence that she never asked the developer for progressive meetings on the development and the beta testing. Apparently the beta testing was done 3 weeks before roll out with 100 people signing online at the same time.... and crashed.
Incompetence of a level that is purely political in protection. And millions affected by it. Cloward -Piven.
Who believes this? This is Obama’s signature legislation and he is not being informed? BS.
The Dog Ate His Homework.
The criminals who passed, designed, approved, administer (and so forth) should be arrested, tried and imprisoned if found guilty. They hate Freedom and hate you.
The criminals who passed, designed, approved, administer (and so forth) nobamacare should be arrested, tried and imprisoned if found guilty. They hate Freedom and hate you.
The Obama media acting as human shields for Obama.
Why the hell didn’t they abide by the constitution and just leave it alone.
to quote George Zimmerman’s Lawyer
obama was told last year there were problems, that was already reveled by the WH and MSM
The dork is incapable of knowing things either beforehand or afterwards.
He is just plain stupid.
Need I repeat myself?
They probably don’t have access to Obama so they were not able to inform him.
I believe that Obama is dumber than a box of rocks, but even he is not this stupid.
Obama passes a law that will change the social fabric of America and
he’s not the least bit interested on how it’s progressing?
He’s STILL IN CHARGE OF PREPARING THE SITE.
If he didn’t, it indicates very poor leadership. If he did, it shows very poor leadership.
He is such a loser!
Apparently everyone around him is afraid to point out his dumbness for fear of being called racist.
Although it is a sign of time times that all kids are supposed to be told they are good students, good athletes,
good looking and yada yada so as not to hurt their widdle feelings.
Neither of them has any clue how to manage such a project. They do not live in the real world. The Stompies put their foot down and said failure was not an option. Probably threatened to “shoot the messenger” who would dare to tell them otherwise. So because they talk and do not listen, they guaranteed the failure they demanded not to have. If I were her or him, I would have logged on the site on September 30 to see the user experience. Then I would have pulled the freaking plug.
0bama don’t never know nuthin’.
"Clunky?" Hearing a funny sound when you're driving down the road, maybe seeing something bounce off the road in your rear-view mirror, is "clunky." This is like having all four wheels and the entire drive drain fall out while you're still in your driveway. Who writes this crap?
As if it makes a difference that the president "didn't know" it wasn't working.
It his responsibility to make it work. He's in charge.
It's the day after the attack, and the lt col says to the general, "I'm sorry, but we didn't know that a thousand soldiers would need more food than we brought."
The answer: You are in charge, Colonel. It's your job to know.
“The buck stops here.” - Harry S Truman.
“What buck? I never saw a buck. Bush took the buck.” - Barry H. Obama.
Right. This lazy, incompetent, petulant, juvenile delinquent in the Oval Office is surprised by the Obamacare disaster, is surprised by the IRS scandal, is surprised by the Beghazi attack, is suprised by the NSA scandal, and on and on.
Impeachable incompetence, if true; but it’s all a damned lie.
It can only be one or the other and we both know which it is.
The Praetorian guard interviews the sacrificial goat.
No sale. Authority can be delegated, but responsibility cannot.
The president delegates authority to the cabinet. But he is still in charge. It is his responsibility to faithfully execute the law.
When a ship runs aground it is the captain that is on the hook.
Anything to protect the messiah from having any responsibility whatsoever.
Obama, the president as victim for 5 years an counting.
accelerator ? oh yeah.. she got the pedal to the metal about now..
Only a idiot like Sebelius would use the word "accelerator" as a verb.
Sounds like “Dereliction of Duty” to me, being that it is Barry’s signature Law.
Impeachment File on Mr. Michelle Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, a legal citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.
How many more trillions are we going to allow them to steal, and how many more lies are we going to listen to before we lock them up?
“Time for Mighty Louse to step in to save the day!”
“Mighty Louse is on the way”
His narcissistic personality disorder cannot tolerate any cognitive dissonance.
He probably believes his own BS, and would not fail a lie detector test.
Reminds me of Hitler moving imaginary armies on a map in April 1945.
“The buck never got here! Why I didn’t even hear about the buck until days after it arrived, and I will now state for the record that the situation with the buck is unacceptable!”
Hell!!....Its “Peter Principle” from the 70’s...dressed up like a pig!
Nope!... but they don't have to!.....they Have the power to spend every Dollar the tax payers have to fix it!..and they will damn sure use it and call it a success...
Didn’t all of this start under the Bush Administration?
The media was saturated with coverage of the websites crash-and-burn from day one,,,and bammer wammer didn’t have a clue about what was happening until DAYS AFTER??? Yeah, right. Oh, well, she did her job and fell on her sword. We all knew bam-bam would come out of this without a scratch.
There sure are a lot of things Obama doesn’t know.
Good enough excuse among LIV’s I guess.
Geez, anyone who gave a crap knew this! I’m so sick of being lied to.
Yes, BS. What was she telling him at cabinet meetings when it was her turn to speak? Outright lies?