October 17th, 2013
09:17 PM ET
7 years ago

Congressional fight over Obamacare turns to website woes

(CNN) - The deal ending the shutdown may not have put a dent in Obamacare, but the battle over implementing the health coverage law is not over.

One venue that Republicans are turning to for leverage, starting next week: oversight hearings, beginning with some tough questions about why the rollout of the website for enrolling in health care exchanges is having so many problems.


Filed under: Kathleen Sebelius • Obamacare
soundoff (126 Responses)
  1. rs

    It's really funny how the one party, the GOP, who do their best to break government, and endlessly prattle on about "not trusting" government, or hating government or that "government is the problem" gets all concerned when some piece of government doesn't meet their expectations. Like they really care, right?
    Well, it will be better than their stupid Benghazi or IRS mantras.

    October 17, 2013 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  2. Stuffit

    The next thong we should do is lower health insurance costs. I thought that was the whole point of the ACA, the president said that was what was going to happen. Did he lie, AGAIN???

    October 17, 2013 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  3. DENNA

    "One venue that Republicans are turning to for leverage, starting next week: oversight hearings, beginning with some tough questions about why the rollout of the website for enrolling in health care exchanges is having so many problems."
    Really? Seriously? If the President had not had to spend so much time with the children in the GOP, he might have had time to have his advisors look into it. The Republicans have got to let this go. The problems will be sorted out and the program will work. Unless they are in the Red States. Those people are too stupid to make it work.

    October 17, 2013 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  4. Wake up People!

    They're behind the website woes. This article says a lot. Their entire goal is to keep the POTUS distracted with BS to keep him from getting anything accomplished.

    October 17, 2013 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  5. Tom

    If it's true, and that's IF, that this was a no-bid contract to the developer of the site, how could a liberal have any integrity and not condemn that?

    October 17, 2013 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  6. Evergreen

    Do these folks EVER get tired of wasting time? How much will this nonsense cost tax payers? Will they now want to impeach the President because of computer glitches? The most ridicules group of people EVER.

    October 17, 2013 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  7. b

    Hey republicans... your lunacy just cost the economy approximately twenty-four billion dollars in a two week time period, and your number one concern is a "glitch" in a website program?

    October 17, 2013 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  8. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Screw the GOP losers, they have been trying to sabotage romneyobmacare for five years, we can wait!!!!

    October 17, 2013 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  9. Michael Benjamin

    Pay back time from the Republicans. The only thing they have been successful at since winning the House in 2010 are witch hunts.

    October 17, 2013 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  10. paofpa

    10 to 20 Million need to access in six weeks. Another 10 to 20 Million will just check it out. Others will find Insurance using other methods because of a number of policies types will be stopped in January. Come springtime there will probably not be any concern and the usage rate will have dropped. In 2016 it will not be a campaign item even though a number of companies will be running. And in ten years most will have run. This is called change, choice and reality. In the future you will see changes in the Environment (culture) that will not believed.

    October 18, 2013 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  11. Thomas

    A perfect example of how to make a program fail , want it to fail , pray for it to fail , sabotage it to fail .

    Go to any lengths to make it fail , including shutting down the government at a cost of 50 billion .

    Brought to you by the same people that said electric cars would never work , or solar panels , or high speed rail .

    Ted Cruz / Rick Perry
    Give me a Tea for Texas 2016

    October 18, 2013 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  12. NameLindaHardge

    Try being without health insurance. You will not get any good medical at all. You are left waiting. The very people who are trying to dismantle Obamacare have health insurance and that is wrong of them. People forget that God will not allow America to stand if it becomes cold hearted like Ted Cruz and the Tea Party. God always win and never lose.

    October 18, 2013 01:45 am at 1:45 am |
  13. Winston Smith

    No matter what happens, someone's got a beef. The program (as I remember), was fashioned after a republican plane that was implemented in one of the eastern states. This program was raked over the coals like this one. It makes a person believe that if it (the ACA act), were to have been initiated by the republicans, it would have been embraced with open arms.

    October 18, 2013 07:19 am at 7:19 am |
  14. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ conservatives,the garbage of America.

    GOP, STOP wasting our time with your failed useless waste of time joke agenda. You only have one year left before you get kicked out of office and lose the house and seate. Then we won't have to listen to your anti romneyobmacare BS!!!!!

    October 18, 2013 07:30 am at 7:30 am |
  15. Wake up People!

    I knew this had to be coming up, that's all we've been seeing written by a couple of the trolls here for the past two weeks. I knew it had to come straight from their masters at Fox Noise.

    The GOP is coming across as pathetic and desperate. The ACA is law get over it.

    October 18, 2013 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  16. Wake up People!

    More BS hearings. If only the GOP concentrated on those jobs, jobs, jobs they campaigned on.

    October 18, 2013 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  17. TONE

    Guys i have a prediction that Nancy Pelosi will be the speaker of the house before the 2014 midterm election, i see moderate Republican defections to become independent, and caucus with Democrats thanks to the teabaggers who will put up primary challenges against these guys. What do you think guys is it a possibility?

    October 18, 2013 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  18. Rudy NYC

    The web site problems are inexcusable. The incompetence level is so high that it is reaching the point of willful neglect.

    October 18, 2013 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  19. Rick McDaniel

    The plan is so bad.......it is going to self destruct.

    October 18, 2013 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  20. Gurgyl

    I was reading an Astoroid is coming, is this in the form of GOP? We already had two Astoroids, one Bush the thrush, the other the Reagan the Iran-contra.

    October 18, 2013 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  21. Lynda/Minnesota

    "One venue that Republicans are turning to for leverage, starting next week: oversight hearings, beginning with some tough questions about why the rollout of the website for enrolling in health care exchanges is having so many problems."

    Oh dear. Coffee on the keyboard from laughing so hard.

    Oversight hearings? Tough questions?

    I'm sorry ... I just can't stop laughing.

    October 18, 2013 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  22. Data Driven

    The problems will be fixed.

    Then what, Republicans? You're running out of ideas and time.

    October 18, 2013 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  23. ED1

    Just like Obama not ready for Prime Time.

    Nobody will be fired for this you can't be fired from a Government job should have waited but no this crap will cost the tax payers more thinks to our no leaders in the Democrat Party and Obama.

    October 18, 2013 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  24. Jeff Frank (R-ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Leftists: ObamaCare should be repealled. The ACA is already collapsing in on itself, without intervention from the GOP. Really!! Ask anybody. The poor and infirm should get medical help, but not at the cost of giving it away to able bodied people that don't need it.

    October 18, 2013 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  25. Data Driven

    "oversight hearings"

    In which mouthbreathing Congresscritters will learn all about servers, ports, and file transfer protocol, all at the expense of the taxpayer, of course.

    We may have the first President impeached over failure to properly beta a web program.

    Republicans give me cancer, I swear.

    October 18, 2013 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
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