Wait, we thought it was just a glitch?
Outgoing Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said she was “flat-out wrong” to believe that HealthCare.gov was ready to go on Oct. 1, 2013.
Sebelius made the comment to NBC’s Andrea Mitchell on “Meet the Press” in her first post-resignation interview. The secretary has only a handful of weeks left at HHS until her replacement is confirmed.
In candid remarks about the healthcare rollout, Sebelius said she regretted not asking different questions when HealthCare.gov was under construction.
“If I had a magic wand and could go back to mid-September and ask different questions based on what I know now,” I would, she said. “I thought I was getting the best information from the best experts but clearly that didn’t go well.”
So what you’re saying is Team Obama is totally incompetent? Thanks for clearing that up.
She said Sunday that “clearly, the estimate that it was ready to go Oct. 1 was flat-out wrong.”
“That was very alarming” when HealthCare.gov crashed for the first time, she said, “because that took some real diagnostics in terms of what the problems where and then analysis” about whether the system could be fixed.
Sebelius did not mince words when describing the pressure of last fall.
“It was awful. It was awful. But all you could do is say, ‘We’re going to fix it’ [and] ‘Hold me accountable.'”
Your party will be held accountable in November, be assured of that.