Top ObamaCare Official Used Threats, ‘Tantrums’ to Push Website Launch Despite Concerns

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 at 8:30 am
Barack Obama

Remember all those anti-bullying campaigns from the White House?  Apparently the message never reached his own team.

A key ObamaCare official engaged in a “cruel and uncaring march” to launch the federal health care website last year and wasn’t open to seeking a delay despite concerns, according to a newly revealed email from her former second-in-command.

The damning email from Michelle Snyder, the then-chief technology officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was released to ahead of a Wednesday House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee hearing on the security and botched rollout of

In the September 2013 email to Todd Park, the former Chief Technology Officer of the U.S., Snyder characterized her then-boss, CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, as a temper tantrum-throwing, demanding official who vowed the website would launch on time “no matter what.”

Snyder implied that Tavenner had threatened her job if Snyder was unable to deliver.

“Just so you know (Tavenner) decided in January we were going no matter what,” Snyder wrote. “Hence the really cruel and uncaring march that has occurred since January when she threatened me with a demotion or forced retirement if I didn’t take this on.”

Threats and cruel behavior. Yup, that’s Team Obama.


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