October 15, 2013
You know ObamaCare is in trouble when your liberal friends have quit emailing you about enrolling....
A week before enrollment opened up, I got several comments in this blog and elsewhere that thousands would sign up and prove me wrong.
Frankly, I'm still waiting.
Of course, maybe the computer problems are starting to make a few supporters a bit angry.
Let's go to Robert Gibbs:
""I hope they're working day and night to get this done and when they get it fixed, I hope they fire some people who were in charge of making sure this thing was supposed to work," Gibbs told MSNBC. "This is excruciatingly embarrassing for the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services."
Gibbs dismissed the administration's claim that the an influx of traffic has caused the websites' glitches, and called on the president to fire those responsible for sites' design. "This is not a server problem, like too many people came to the website -- this is a website architecture problem," he said. "
Let's go to Ezra Klein:
"The Washington Post's Ezra Klein, an Obamacare supporter, slammed the launch of the program's online exchanges the the wake of widespread reports of stalled and dysfunctional websites. Klein warned that, given the websites' ongoing problems, there may be "deeper, more systemic problems."
"We're a couple of weeks in and people can't sign up, people have tried 20, 30, 40 times," Klein said on Morning Joe on Monday. "It's one thing for that to be true the first three or four days, it's another thing for it to be true two or three weeks in."
"One of the Obama administration's jobs, separate from all of the political stuff we talk about here, is to simply run things like this well, to run their signature legislative initiative well," he continued. "On that, so far, this has been a big failure."
"The healthcare.gov website has been online for two weeks. But folks are having trouble signing up.
One person who says she's been trying for two weeks straight to sign up is CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen."
So that's the latest from week 3! It looks like the problems just don't go away!
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