- Obamacare Rollout Plagued by Technical Issues
- October 28, 2013
- Law Firm: McDonald Hopkins LLC - Cleveland Office
The rollout of President Obama's signature healthcare law has been plagued by high profile technical issues - particularly relating to the federal website set up to begin enrolling uninsured Americans.
While the White House has played public relations defense over the last two weeks on the issue, hoping to avoid the public losing complete confidence in the new law, it is also taking substantive steps to fix the technical problems.
This week, as a part of this effort, the Administration's Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park, announced a "tech surge" and the White House tapped President Obama adviser Jeffrey Zients to help fix the many publicized technical challenges facing the rollout.
As the White House moves to stop the bleeding, House Republicans began hearings this week seeking to exploit the disastrous rollout to pressure the Administration and Senate Democrats into accepting changes to the law - most significantly, a waiver of the individual mandate for next year.