December 17th, 2013
01:41 PM ET
1 year ago

Microsoft exec to oversee Obamacare website

New York (CNNMoney) - Tech executive Kurt DelBene, who recently served as president of Microsoft's key Office division, was tapped by the government Tuesday to oversee the continued efforts to fix the troubled Obamacare website.

The move was announced by Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of Health and Human Services. DelBene has agreed to stay on the job through at least the first half of next year, she said.

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  1. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ lee&rubio 24billion dallar LOSS of your tax money conservatives,the garbage of America.

    The GOP sabatours won't want to hear this, we are sick of the GOP bs and lies about Obama care . What has the GOP got to offer on health care?????

    December 17, 2013 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  2. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Sounds like a reasonable idea... Now for the GOP attacks to begin.

    December 17, 2013 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  3. Fair is Fair

    "Tech executive Kurt DelBene, who recently served as president of Microsoft's key Office division, was tapped by the government Tuesday to oversee the continued efforts to fix the troubled Obamacare website."
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    Microsoft's Office division. Wouldn't it have made more sense to get someone who's run an eCommerce shop instead of someone who runs Word, Excel, and Powerpoint?

    December 17, 2013 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Looks like Podesta is changing things up already. Conservatives are going to try to run on bashing Obamacare next year and are going to regret it badly.

    December 17, 2013 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  5. much thunder..little rain

    just wait till the law effects union workersnext yr....you havent seen anything yet

    December 17, 2013 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  6. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Fair is Fair
    "Tech executive Kurt DelBene, who recently served as president of Microsoft's key Office division, was tapped by the government Tuesday to oversee the continued efforts to fix the troubled Obamacare website."
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    Microsoft's Office division. Wouldn't it have made more sense to get someone who's run an eCommerce shop instead of someone who runs Word, Excel, and Powerpoint?
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    Let's hear your recommendations..............

    December 17, 2013 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    Microsoft's Office division. Wouldn't it have made more sense to get someone who's run an eCommerce shop instead of someone who runs Word, Excel, and Powerpoint?
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    Do a web search for " Office 365 ". It is powered by "the cloud". You can do a web search for that, too.

    December 17, 2013 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  8. Fair is Fair

    "Let's hear your recommendations.............."
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    Get someone who has successfully run a MAJOR eCommerce project. Amazon is the gold standard. Right now, healthcare dot gov isn't up to speed with the website coke put up to enter codes from their bottle caps.

    December 17, 2013 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  9. Tampa Tim

    much ? I think we have witnessed an $800 million attack by the Kochs and RWNJs, and it is still the law. The unions are on the side of workers unlike the Republican Party.

    December 17, 2013 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  10. Tampa Tim

    Dutch – Please ignore Fair. She could find gloom and doom in heaven.

    December 17, 2013 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  11. smith

    @Dutch-So I see you and Malory Archer didn`t like my scandal comparison regarding Clinton and Christie. Let me remind you that the both of you have used the deaths of 20 children(Sandy Hook) to push your poltical agenda. As Rudy would say, "Nice try, but we got ya".

    December 17, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  12. Fair is Fair

    Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    Microsoft's Office division. Wouldn't it have made more sense to get someone who's run an eCommerce shop instead of someone who runs Word, Excel, and Powerpoint?
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    Do a web search for " Office 365 ". It is powered by "the cloud". You can do a web search for that, too.
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    What does Office 365 have to do with a site that is needed to collect information, sell products, and handle payments?.

    December 17, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    What does Office 365 have to do with a site that is needed to collect information, sell products, and handle payments?.
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    TRANSLATION: "I have not figured out yet that 'Office 365' actually is an eCommerce site with millions of users that have to purchase the 'Office 365' product before they can sign in to actually use it."

    December 17, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  14. simplyput

    Okay, cnn censors, I'll try again. Am I the only one that knows that information can be manipulated on the Cloud? The security risks on microsoft put norton and others in business for a very long time. Go capitalism.

    December 17, 2013 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  15. CryBabies

    @ Tampa Tim....Regardless of RWNJ's bs etc.... Obamacre will rot from the inside out. Nothing needs or can be done to stop it. We've just experienced the tip of the iceberg....and its happening right in front of you, right now.

    December 17, 2013 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  16. Sniffit

    "Do a web search for " Office 365 ". It is powered by "the cloud". You can do a web search for that, too.
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    What does Office 365 have to do with a site that is needed to collect information, sell products, and handle payments?."

    Step 1 – Get told how to inform yourself.

    Step 2 – Attack anyway without going to inform yourself and thereby prove you're uninformed.

    Step 3 – ....

    Step 4 – Profit(?).

    December 17, 2013 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  17. Sniffit

    "Obamacre will rot from the inside out. Nothing needs or can be done to stop it. We've just experienced the tip of the iceberg....and its happening right in front of you, right now."

    Yawn. It's like watching the GOP/Teatrolls dig through all the arguments they made about SS and Medicare etc. and then just remake them. How's that third rail of politics doing, guys? Gonna keep it up once the ACA is part of it? Sure you will, because you're nothing if not entirely intractable, ideologically entrenched and incapable of change.

    December 17, 2013 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  18. Lou

    Good to see after years to get ready for implementation they looked to someone competent.

    December 17, 2013 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |