The Buck Stops Wherever: Sebelius to Blame “Subset” of Contractors For ObamaCare Disaster

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 at 1:18 pm

What, you expect these clowns to take responsibility? Pfft.

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is kicking back at the contractors who blamed her agency for the botched ObamaCare website rollout.

Sebelius blames a “subset” of contractors who “have not met expectations” for the website’s problems in an opening statement she’ll deliver Wednesday to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

She’ll tell the panel that the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) used private contractors to administer aspects of Medicare, but that some failed in handling the ObamaCare website.

“CMS has a track record of successfully overseeing the many contractors our programs depend on to function,” she will say, according to testimony posted Tuesday on the committee website. “Unfortunately, a subset of those contracts for have not met expectations.”

This is the best she can do with two weeks to prepare testimony?  All she needs is two words: “I resign.”

 CMS head Marilyn Tavenner similarly blamed problems with contractors in testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday. But Tavenner began by apologizing for the troubled launch.

“I want to apologize to [the American people] that the website has not worked as well as it should,” Tavenner said. “We know how desperately you need affordable coverage … this initial experience has not lived up to our expectations or the expectations of the American people, and it is not acceptable.”

But nobody knows anything.

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