Of course. Embarrassing, mind-numbing incompetence is always a great problem to have. Years of preparation resulting in a nationwide meltdown on day one is just awesome. Who knows, another day of this and she’ll be doing a happy dance.
His Health and Human Service Secretary said the administration was working to fix glitches, but said they simply reflected the overwhelming need and desire for health-care reform.
“We have had a few slowdowns, a few glitches, but it’s sort of a great problem to have,” Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday on MSNBC. “It’s based on the fact that the volume has been so high.”
More than one million people visited Healthcare.Gov before 7 a.m., she said. By the end of the open enrollment period, which lasts six months, Ms. Sebelius said the target is to have 7 million people enrolled.
Mr. Obama’s comments came as somewhat of a switch from his pre-Obamacare promises of a smooth and steady transition onto a more socialized form of health care.
A British multinational being paid $1.2 billion to implement Obamacare’s federal insurance exchanges is under investigation after allegedly overcharging the British government by tens of millions of dollars.
Reuters reports that Britain’s Serious Fraud Office is now looking into Serco, a massive service and security firm employing 120,000 worldwide, after the company reportedly overbilled its government client as much as $80 million for criminal electronic monitoring devices.
Around one in six of the criminals listed were already in prison, had left the country, were not required to wear a device, or were even dead.
These ‘glitches,’ which the president is trying to brush off, reveal how totally unprepared the government is for this launch,” House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said in a statement. “The American people deserve better than this train wreck of a law, whose own champions have resorted to tamping down expectations while refusing to consider alternatives.”