Sebelius: Obama Had No Idea About Obamacare Website Woes Beforehand

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 at 10:08 pm
Activists on the beach in Cancun.

She’s either lying through her teeth or Obama is the most incompetent president in our history. Actually, both are quite plausible.

President Barack Obama didn’t know of problems with the Affordable Care Act’s website — despite insurance companies’ complaints 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 Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta asked when the President first learned about the considerable issues with the Obamacare website. Sebelius responded that it was in “the first couple of days” after the site went live October 1.

“But not before that?” Gupta followed up.

To which Sebelius replied, “No, sir.”

Sebelius admitted that there is concern in her department and the White House over the technical debacle surrounding the website rollout, saying “no one could be more frustrated than I am and the president.” 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.

In a nod to transparency, HHS officials will be huddling tomorrow with Democrats only. Have to get their talking points in order.

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