In response to 5 Predictions for Obama’s Obamacare ‘Glitch’ Speech:
He won’t admit to the nation that he was profoundly wrong on October 1, when he suggested the problems with the website were minor and due to the popularity of ObamaCare:
Like every new law, every new product rollout, there are going to be some glitches in the signup process along the way that we will fix. I’ve been saying this from the start. For example, we found out that there have been times this morning where the site’s been running more slowly than it normally will. The reason is because more than 1 million people visited healthcare.gov before 7:00 in the morning.Consider that just a couple of weeks ago, Apple rolled out a new mobile operating system. And within days, they found a glitch, so they fixed it. I don’t remember anybody suggesting Apple should stop selling iPhones or iPads — or threatening to shut down the company if they didn’t.
He can try to blame the shut down, and by extension, Republicans, for the ObamaCrash problems all he wants. The truth is what it looks like – and what Kathleen Sebelius admitted to over the weekend – they rolled out their product before it was ready.
Via Jim Geraghty at NRO’s Campaign Spot:
After two weeks of review, the HHS secretary concluded, “We didn’t have enough testing, specifically for high volumes, for a very complicated project.”The online insurance marketplace needed five years of construction and a year of testing, she said: “We had two years and almost no testing.”
Yet they launched, anyway.
Was this massive incompetence, or epic dishonesty? Those are the questions the House Energy and Commerce Committee will be exploring in their hearing, Thursday; PPACA Implementation Failures: Didn’t Know or Didn’t Disclose?
Sebelius, of course, won’t be testifying, although Senator Dick Durbin assured Fox News’ Chris Wallace, Sunday, that “ultimately” she would testify before Congress on ObamaCare’s technical glitches, but was unsure under what circumstances the testimony would occur.