Skip to comments.HHS chief: Obama didn't know about HealthCare.gov bugs
Posted on 10/23/2013 3:01:42 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
... Obama did not know HealthCare.gov faced technical problems before it went live, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said.
"I think it became clear" to Obama in "the first couple of days," she told CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" Tuesday.
She answered, "No, sir" when asked if Obama knew about the malfunctions and misfires before the website's Oct. 1 start.
"I think that we talked about having testing going forward," she said of White House and HHS discussions before the site went public.
"If we had an ideal situation and could have built a product in a five-year period of time, we probably would have taken five years," she said.
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For starters, McAfee said the way it is set up makes it possible for fake websites be set up to fool people to think theyre signing up for Obamacare.
Its seriously bad, McAfee said. Somebody made a grave error, not in designing the program but in simply implementing the web aspect of it.
I mean, for example, anybody can put up a web page and claim to be a broker for this system. There is no central place where I can go and say, OK, here are all the legitimate brokers, the examiners for all of the states and pick and choose one.
Instead, any hacker can put a website up, make it look extremely competitive, and because of the nature of the system and this is health care, after all they can ask you the most intimate questions, and youre freely going to answer them, he continued. Whats my Social Security number? My birth date? What are my health issues?
According to McAfee, theres not a quick fix and as long as it set up this way, it could be a playground for computer hackers.
Heres the problem: Its not something software can solve, McAfee continued. I mean, what idiot put this system out there and did not create a central depository? There should be one website, run by the government, you go to that website and then you can click on all of the agencies. This is insane.
So, I will predict that the loss of income for the millions of Americans who are going to lose their identities I mean, you can imagine some retired lady in Utah, who has $75,000 dollars in the bank, saving her whole life, having it wiped out in one day because she signed up for Obamacare. And believe me, this is going to happen millions of times. This is a hackers wet dream. I mean I cannot believe that they did this.
Noticed this morning on my FB newsfeed that people are starting to talk up how the GOP has called in an ex-fugitive (John McAfee) to review the HealthCare.gov collapse.
NOT that ... Healthcare.gov has actually collapses.
Looks like an attempt to distract attention back on the GOP and shift the narrative is underway ...
There’s no cell phone coverage on the golf course. How the hell was he supposed to know?
Doesn’t know much of anything, does he?
I find it very credible our dear leader was clueless his HHS she wolf was about to launch a abortion of the first order...
He is WAY above actually having a hands on type of involvement....
Since Obama is void of any leadership skills whatsoever....how can anyone expect he would be in front of this massive initiative leading the way....
More liberal magical thinking....we thought of it so it must be good and cannot fail...
So Cruelela Sebelius is told to keep her job (which she apparently didn’t do) she must at all cost defend Obama. The smartest man in room didn’t realize Healthcare.gov, Benghazi, IRS intimidation, NSA spying, Tony Rezko was a crook and Reverend Wright was a racist. We Freepers should start a campaign to have the poor economy reported in the Sunday comics to let Obama know the economy is in trouble.
lying baby killer
We all know that if this were to happen in a private business or corporation, one of two things would immediately happen. The CEO would instantly fire the chief of the division that failed to properly inform him of such a crucial situation OR the board of directors would instantly fire the CEO for incompetence. At this point, I think the only solution is to clean house. Impeach the President, and replace every Tom, Dick, and Harry (and Nancy) in every agency. At least I can dream!
I was hoping the abortion queen sebelius was going to be aborted herself,but I am afraid I will be disappointed.
Obama protects his crooked accomplices
Isn’t it funny how Obama doesn’t know about anything that doesn’t go exactly right? How can a man in charge of the whole country be so stone-cold out of it? The answer is he can’t! He knew about it from the start.
Why should Obama fire Sebelius.
She just fell on her sword for him.
Oh!! she says Poor Obama knew nothing of my incompetence.
He never knows anything when blame is being dispersed. He is totally innocent of all blame all the time.
Sorry... he is president and he pushed this crap and he owns it. OBAMAcare!
He and Holder never know. Here’s Holder ready to explain:
How like a king or even the pope. The concept of infallibility is alive and well.
I find it interesting that Obama prefers to be thought an incompetent fool by any free thinking human on the planet than acknowledge a mistake.
So, Sebelius LIED TO OBAMA?!?
Or, is she lying to Cooper?
If neither is true, then she MUST HAVE FIRED THE PERSON WHO LIED TO HER.
The simple fact is Sebelius and Obama both knew it was broke, and neither gave damn.
As long as it contributes to the ruination of America, they consider it a success.
“Obama did not know HealthCare.gov faced technical problems before it went live, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said.”
In that case, she certainly should be fired.
Besides firing her for failing to build a workable program, she misled the boss as to its readiness and viability—that is a firing offense.
This being government, expect her to be promoted and transferred up the chain.
There was a rumor she was returning to KS to run for Senator Pat Roberts' job. Highly unlikely IMHO but if there's even a chance she must be thoroughly destroyed!
This sounds awfully familiar.
Once again Obama knew nothing about it and had his golf game interrupted when it came on the news that the website doesnt work.
Once again Obama is as frustrated as anyone about this.
Once again Obama is going to get to the bottom of it and find those responsible.
Once again his appointee whose reponsibility it was, Sebelius in this case, who claims she didnt tell him about it is protected by Obama.
Limbaugh theorem in action. Not his fault. Only He can fix it, right?
It is becoming pretty clear that the video was the root of the problem
(every mornin’ Obama takes from his desk a paper. “This is your ass, that is a hole in the ground” he is reminded)
"Carney hasn't told you yet---but I was recently diagnosed w/ 'transient global amnesia.'"
"But only on the subjects of Obamacare, Benghazi, and my golf score."
"I'm having an episode right now----relapsing back to
my days as a tuba player in my high school marching band.'
I agree. It’s curious that he wouldn’t negotiate with the Pubbies during the gov’t slowdown on delaying Obummercare. Had he done so, most would never have known what a hugh and series flop it is. He could have come out smelling like a rose,so to speak. He also could have used it to his advantage in the next negotiations with the Pubbies - hey, I gave you the delay, now you need to give me xxx. That said, that’s IF the Pubbies would actually negotiate with him instead of giving him and Dingy Harry what they want.
OTOH, given ValJal is the shadow _resident, maybe The Won actually didn’t know (though I suspect he did). It’s CYA time for the Admin and we all know it.
I think it was the great Chuck Todd that set this meme up on a tee. He asked the hard-hitting question of the Carney the other day, “Is the President angry he was misled about this?”
NBC’s Chuck Todd. He's been doing a mini-ad on MSNBC for a long while now that says ‘Its my job to demand answers from those in power. The American people deserve it”
Yes, that exchange was the highlight of the week.
You and I need to get together and form a “Corporation for Remembering Stuff,” because it seems nobody else is doing it. We’ll clean up.
Speaking of which, the standard ‘we lost the shutdown because that no good liberal media blamed us again’ post popped up here this morning and so I recalled a thread posted here Sept 25 where the American Thinker author was predicting ahead that the GOP ‘could win’ the shutdown fight against Obama because the media will side with them when they keep saying they want to compromise and Obama wont.
The Shutdown that Ruined Christmas? see #4
I marked that one in my memory at the time as ludicrous.
But the end of the question was pure theater “who let him down”? Let him down? They have spent a half a billion dollars of OUR MONEY on this clowns failed agenda, money just wiped away and Chuck Todd is worried about who let Obama down? It is so wrong on so many levels that it almost impossible to comprehend.
Hasn’t the “I’m Black so I’m not responsible for anything” card been played enough already? Clown Prince nobama, his minions, his enablers and his grifter family should all be in prison for their crimes against this Country and against our Freedoms.
I’m trying to imagine Patton publicly handling defeats this way.
It makes perfect sense because Todd had to pull his nose out of Obastard’s fanny to pose the question. What cracked me up about the whole affair was how it was reported: “Reporter asks tough question of Jay Carney.” Yeah, really tough. “Who do you want to blame for this fiasco?”
Just a minor setback.
All it proves is that demand and interest in Obamacare is so great that no one not even he the wise one Obama or Sebelius could have anticipated how popular and under demand it was. No server in the universe could handle that.
Its still a ‘good deal’ . Sign up fast before rates go down.
We need to strat VERY LOUDLY insisting on Congressional hearings on the $6 million non-functioning website.
Heads should roll and money should be refunded.
If we don’t demand, it won’t happen.
And congress has the same health care....right?
This was just a catch phrase for those who aren’t really paying attention, those who listen to talking points and little cute sayings, and then they vote based on them.
Don’t forget crimes against his own race for giving credibility to the typical stereotype of blacks.