October 29th, 2013
01:00 PM ET
9 years ago

Obamacare website administrator apologizes, says system works

Washington (CNN) - For the first time, someone in the Obama administration apologized for the problem-plagued Obamacare website.

But Marilyn Tavenner also insisted Tuesday that the online troubles were being resolved and the overall program was working, albeit slower and less successfully than hoped.


Filed under: Health care • Obamacare
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    A hearing before the House Ways & Means Committee is nothing but political theater. I don't see how this hearing will anything other than a smear, doom & gloom griping session on behalf of republicans whose whole purpose of shutting down the government was to defund the ACA. Blah Blah Blah CNN.

    October 29, 2013 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  2. Scott

    The unpopularity of Obamacare is the problem. You can lead a mule to water but you cannot make him drink.

    October 29, 2013 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    This should be entertaining. Politicians turning computer science into political science.

    October 29, 2013 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  4. tom l

    Why are democrats so opposed to finding out what ever happens with this administration. They don't want to find out about Benghazi, have no desire to know about the IRS and now this with the ACA rollout. If any of these had gone on during a republican administation the echo chamber here would be going nuts. Why does this Administration hate the rule of law and answering questions so much?

    I really think that we need to get President Obama on a aircraft carrier with a big sign behind him that says "If you like your plan, you can keep it". Seems about as accurate as Bush when he said "Mission Accomplished". One of the great lies told by a president of all time.

    October 29, 2013 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    tom l

    Why are democrats so opposed to finding out what ever happens with this administration. They don't want to find out about Benghazi, have no desire to know about the IRS and now this with the ACA rollout.
    We know what happened in Benghazi. It just doesn't happen to fit the right wing conspiracy theory, that's all. Amb. Stevens died within the first hour of the attack on the compound. Relief was at least four hours away in Tripoli. What were the personnel supposed to do in the mean time? Play hide and go seek with the people burning down the buildings? The right wing would lead you to believe that the correct course of action would be to send a team to Benghazi, which would compromise the defensive capabilities of the embassy in Tripoli should it come under attack.. .. .. and they had every reason to believe that Tripoli would come under attack. Most every other embassy in the region was under seige.

    As far as the web site goes, let them figure it out first, and then ask the questions. Don't obstruct people from doing their jobs.

    October 29, 2013 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  6. Data Driven

    @Tom l,


    What is there to find out? Radical Islamists killed our guys; most unfortunately, it happens all the time. Maybe we shouldn't be there in the first place.


    I quit worrying about that when I learned that liberal groups were also targeted ... and, quite properly, had to pay tax anyway, unlike the conservative groups who didn't. Doesn't it worry you that political groups are getting a free ride?

    "ACA rollout"

    Actually, the Marketplace rollout. ACA has been law for 3 years. You complain that Obama's law is ridding the country of "individual market" health insurance scams, that he lied when he said nothing would change. I'll grant you this: he may have been unaware just how scuzzy the insurance racket is, and how many plans would have to be altered or changed as a result.

    October 29, 2013 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  7. S. B. Stein

    With any new computer program or system there are problems. Why is this such a surprise given the size and complex nature of it all? There are those on the right that don't care the poor can't afford medical insurance so that they can see a doctor. Where is their solution?

    October 29, 2013 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  8. Ol' Yeller

    @Rudy NYC
    It is really a waste of time to respond to tom I and a bit unfair. He always, always, posts these questions (re worded Hannity talking points is all they are) and I see everyone responding to them, however he never shows the same courtesy when questions are asked of him. He calls himself a libertarian, but defends the te abag gers agenda 100%, when he should have issues with some of their policies based on his stated political leanings, though he never seems to do anything but carry water for them. I'm not sure what he really stands for other than being critical of Democrats.

    October 29, 2013 11:05 am at 11:05 am |