Sebelius: ObamaCare Glitches a “Good Thing to Have?”
HSS Secretary Sebelius took to the airwaves to discuss “ObamaCare Mania” and how wildly successful the program was. Her basis for this was that the servers were crashing. She blamed the crashes on “overwhelming popularity” of the program.
Throughout the United States, websites, servers, chats, and telephone service were unavailable and precluded people from signing up for ObamaCare exchanges. Earlier, the Arctic Conservative at Free Patriot reported that the crashing websites showed the program was not ready for prime time. Even ObamaCare supporters over at the Wonkblog were disappointed in the exchanges and found themselves unable to apply. The crashing servers are showing that even ardent supporters of the program are beginning to think that the program was not ready for prime time.
In the interview with Andrea Mitchell, Mitchell suggested that Apple has glitches and seemed to try to suggest the problem was Apple’s, not Health and Human Services. Sebelius says the problem is great because the interest in the program is so high.
Allegations of fraud have been levied against Serco, the British firm who was in charge of the web site servers. The crashing websites appear to suggest that there may be more to the charges.
Sebelius’s contention that the program is popular is curious. I wonder if the interest is so high because of the IRS penalties involved for those who do not sign up on the exchange?