Obama warned about health website issues earlier this year

By Troy Espera, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Nov. 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – A recent report released by congressional investigators showed that Obama administration officials, including senior White house staff, were warned as early as March of risks to the rollout of Obamacare—including the danger of scant testing.

The report said that a compressed testing window could stop the government’s ability to address problems with the website healthcare.gov and that warnings were given about taking risks to meet deadlines.

The website encountered so many glitches that fewer than 27,000 people in 36 states are reported to have successfully enrolled in health care policies since the site was launched on October 1.

If this recent report alleged that President Obama may have known of the technical issues before its rollout, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius certainly gave a different story when she was interviewed by CNN last month.

She claimed the president knew nothing about the problems.

“The American people, they don’t understand all the niceties and all the complexities of health care and health care insurance and what have you, but they know when they’ve been lied to,”Republican senator James Risch said regarding the confusion the Obamacare rollout has brought upon Americans.

A recent CBS poll shows the majority of Americans, 61 percent, disapprove of the president’s signature health care legislation. Meanwhile only 37 percent of Americans think the president is doing a good job.

“I think it’s now obvious that the reality of the president’s health care law simply doesn’t match the promises the president made to sell it,” House Speaker John Boehner said this morning. “As a result I think the American people are losing confidence in this administration.”

You can contact Troy Espera at troy_espera@abs-cbn.com for more information.

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  • Delia
    22 November 2013 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Lies beget more lies, and before long you’re having to lie some more to cover up prior lies, then you have to get your friends involved to back up your current lies and past lies all while you continue to make up new lies.

    I simply don’t know what to say other than, I TOLD YOU SO! Obama is a liar, a crook and he is the laughing stock of the whole world. You people who all of a sudden are starting to realize the man is tearing down this country faster than anyone ever has. It sickens me to think the man setting in our white house is a total fraud.

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