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Medicare chief apologizes for 'Obamacare' woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stressing that improvements are happening daily, the senior Obama official closest to the administration's malfunctioning health care website apologized Tuesday for problems that have kept Americans from successfully signing up for coverage.

"I want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should," Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner said as she began her testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee. It was the most direct mea culpa yet from a top administration official.

The first senior official to publicly answer questions from lawmakers, Tavenner is being grilled not only on what went wrong with HealthCare.gov, but also whether lawmakers can trust promises that things will be running efficiently by the end of November.


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scawarren's picture

LOL.. scrolled through the

LOL.. scrolled through the first five pages of comments and I only found two defending Obamacare!

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

"Has not worked as well as it should", Really?

Is that the closest to an apology someone high-up in the healthcare bureaucracy can officially say?

That is right up there with the Prez Press-secretary who was told not to talk about the existence of the drone program, even while it was openly known to exist internationally.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

Blaming the web site is

Blaming the web site is throwing criticism at the wrong thing. Web sites can be "fixed". The LAW/TAX itself is the problem.

Would you prefer more taxation, or a lot more taxation? That is the question.

meekandmild's picture

The solution

Get nullification of Obamacare on a ballot