Obama Stooge Tells House Committee Back-End of Healthcare.gov Isn’t Ready, Has No Idea When it Will Be

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 at 5:18 pm

I’m so old I remember when Obama had a so-called tech surge. How’d that work out?

An official involved in ObamaCare’s rollout told lawmakers Thursday that the payment system at HealthCare.gov remains incomplete, even as users are reporting better experiences on the site.

Gary Cohen, the director of Medicare’s Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, revealed that a system to directly transfer federal subsidies to insurance companies is still being built.

The remarks came more than three months after the launch of HealthCare.gov, which had enrolled more than one million people in private plans as of Dec. 31.

Cohen testified before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight, where members pressed him to estimate when the back-end payment system would be finished.

While Cohen did not give a timetable for the project, he said that a stopgap system would pay insurers next week based on calculations of what they are owed.

Oh, OK, so they can pony up this information with calculations. Meanwhile, they fight tooth and nail any attempt to get weekly updates.

Today’s House festivities also included a famed hacker who testified the security of Healthcare.gov is shameful, all while things also reportedly devolved into a partisan slugfest. Sure, those things happen when one side seeks the truth while the other covers it up.

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