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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“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?
“President Didn’t Know of Obamacare Website Woes Beforehand”
I’m pretty sure that President Jarrett knows about everything that’s going on. The doofus Obama knows nothing about anything. That’s why he’s not really the POTUS!
Please reference my post on CGI tonight. CGI division, Stanley, Inc was responsible for the passport breach of obama(with sanitation of it?), Mclame, and hitlery. This contract was payback— one can make the link without too much of a leap since this is obamaumao’s singular claim to fame.
Obama is a Potted Plant.
Of course he didn’t know... he read about it in the papers.
Don’t fall on your sword if you have a really high deductible.
If my boss had no idea the software we write was this bad he would be cleaning out his desk in the morning
Because everything about this administration and how they run things is on display here. 0bama delegates EVERYTHING and anything coming back to him goes through a series of ‘filters’, including Cerberus, aka Valerie Jarrett.
Just what DO they discuss at Cabinet level meetings?
Is Sebelius covering for him or did she not know just how bad things were?????
The buck stops no where in this administration
Well well..the shadow President holds court again.
She’ll instruct them to tamper down the negative rhetoric...or else.
FAST AND FURIOUS!
Govt. SHUTDOWN (but he KNOWS who did that-those wascally Republicans. Certainly not his fault or Reids--"I will NOT negotiate! not withstanding"
OBAMACARE rollout--I think he doesn't care. The plan all along has been one payer govt health. Some, including Dingle, I believe, have stated that is the plan.