'Obamacare' Website Fixed by November's End, White House Says

Health Overhaul Keeping Score (In this Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 computer frame grab, a HealthCare.gov website error message is disp
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The White House official brought in to fix the U.S. government website created to enable Americans to buy insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law said Friday that HealthCare.gov will be working smoothly for most users by the end of November.

Jeffrey Zients told reporters in a conference call that Quality Software Services, or QSSI, will serve as a general contractor to oversee the repairs. The website hasn't had a technology company overseeing the entire project. Instead, the government decided early on that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would serve as the system integrator.

The company, a unit of health insurer UnitedHealth Group (UNH), already has a technology contract related to the website and testified on Thursday to a congressional panel about problems with the system.

QSSI produced the federal data hub and a software tool for creating online consumer accounts, which was at the center of early logjam problems.

Online insurance exchanges were launched on Oct. 1 under the 2010 Affordable Care Act, often called "Obamacare," to offer health care insurance plans to millions of uninsured Americans. But many Americans have experienced error messages and long waits in trying to sign on to HealthCare.gov, which has become a political embarrassment for Obama.

"By the end of November, the vast majority of consumers will be able to successfully and smoothly enroll through HealthCare.gov," Zients said.

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nailman44

According to the administration's own budget they knew that up to 30 million could lose their health plans and they still lied to the American people. (CBO 2010) Congressional Ledger page 35645)

November 01 2013 at 11:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nailman44

And we should be believe what this administration says because........??????

November 01 2013 at 11:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nthereoff

3 years and a month. that should make the differance?

October 28 2013 at 9:53 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
willypfistergash

Just saw a stat that in my home state of Oregon that of the people that enrolled since Oct. 1 56,000(100%) have signed up for medicaid, and zero have signed up for private insurance through obamacare exchanges.

October 25 2013 at 7:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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willypfistergash

And the states will have to absorb this type of stuff.

October 25 2013 at 7:55 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
willypfistergash

I think I want badgomer to pay my way.

October 25 2013 at 7:46 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
willypfistergash

badsomey
willypfistergash
What part of this upsets youThis sounds like right wing propaganda to me.
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Which 'right wingers' are saying this somey? Don't you think us working folks should have a vote or say so in how much of our money is going to be taken from us?

October 25 2013 at 7:38 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
willypfistergash

Big gov.....small gov...public sector......union bosses....it doesn't matter.....they all say, "Hey badgomer. Give us some more of your money, and shut the hell up!"

And you bend over and say, "Ok".

October 25 2013 at 7:30 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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willypfistergash

Just pay them and shut up about it.

October 25 2013 at 7:39 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
willypfistergash

Somey, what did you disagree with on my explanation of my contention with public sector unions?

Maybe you're just used to people.taking your money from you without any say so.

October 25 2013 at 7:18 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
willypfistergash

Keep your tool bag light somey. You know you're gonna be hauling it back out to your truck real soon.

October 25 2013 at 7:07 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
willypfistergash

"Hi, my name is badgomer.I'm from the hall. I'm here to help."

October 25 2013 at 6:59 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply