Current Event Cat of the Day: Health Care Website

Health Care Website

As the increasingly negative media coverage regarding the health care website rages on, President Barack Obama vows to “take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed ASAP.”

The federal website where consumers can shop for health insurance plans has been plagued with glitches since its rollout on October 1. While at first Democrats assumed the server was crashing because so many people were hungry to sign up for health care, they soon realized there were bigger issues at hand.

Obama, whose approval ratings just hit a record low of 42 percent, blasted the health care website saying he is “not happy” with the problems users have been experiencing.

“There’s no denying it. Right now, the website is too slow, too many people have gotten stuck. And I am not happy about it…There’s no excuse for it,” Obama said during a speech on Wednesday.

Maybe he would have been happier if they had done a few more test runs on the health care website before they launched it. Turns out the website was made public despite some still apparent glitches. The system failed repeatedly during test rounds only days before it officially launched.

The Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, has admitted Healthcare.gov had “serious problems” and she said she is “as frustrated and angry as anyone” with the flawed rollout. While testifying before a House committee she also apologized to consumers for the technical issues on HealthCare.gov.

Hold me accountable for the debacle,” she told House of Representatives. “I’m responsible.”

“You deserve better. I apologise. I’m accountable to you for fixing these problems.” Sebelius continued, addressing the American public.

Wait, I thought Obama just said he was fully responsible? The Republicans need a clear figure to blame – so figure it out! Or just fix the damn website.

Via: NBC News

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