Kathleen Sebelius is now saying the Obamacare website HealthCare.gov was not ready, months after the critical piece of the Affordable Care Act has already set sail.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, when Kathleen Sebelius resigned, some people were shocked but not everyone was completely surprised:
“White House chief of staff, Denis R. McDonough, reports that Kathleen Sebelius began discussing her future and the possibility of change last month with the President, indicating that the administration might be better served by someone without such a cloud of ‘political ire’ surrounding them.”
Of course, most of that ire was generated by the failure to launch that was known as HealthCare.gov. When testifying before the House Oversight Committee, both former Secretary Sebelius and the contractors stated they only had two weeks for system testing before the deadline. Even then, many of the critical systems on the health insurance company side were nowhere near complete.
Now that she’s resigned, Kathleen Sebelius apparently feels more free to admit to many of the problems they faced making HealthCare.gov:
“The launch of the website was terribly flawed, terribly difficult. Could we have used more time and testing? You bet. If I had a magic wand and could go back to mid-September and ask different questions based on what I know now, I would. I thought I was getting the best information from the best experts, but clearly that didn’t go well. Clearly, the estimate that it was ready to go Oct. 1 was just flat-out wrong.”
The Inquisitr previously spoke to anonymous computer experts who gave their analysis of why the Obamacare website glitches were so noticeable:
“The Obamacare website problems are most likely caused by the design of HealthCare.gov. It requires people to register for an account, confirm email, validate identity, and validate eligibility before they can see insurance plan information, which creates an unnecessary up-front bottleneck. This means all these processes were hitting the server databases as soon as someone attempted to create a HealtherCare.gov user account. Creating that bottleneck up-front puts all users down the same funnel — even those who are only curious and have little intention to buy insurance. The other issue is that many people are choosing to try the Federal Obamacare website instead of using one of the sites for the state exchanges.”
What do you think about Kathleen Sebelius admitting to the problems with the Obamacare website after she’s already resigned?