According to the Obama administration, the Obamacare website will be fixed and ready to go by the end of November, just a short month away from now. More from the Washington Times:
A management expert hired to turn around the bug-riddled Obamacare website said Friday the insurance portal is fixable and that a new general contractor will help the Obama administration “punch out” problems so that the vast majority of users can enroll by the end of November.
Jeff Zients, a former budget director at the White House, said the administration tapped Quality Software Services Inc. (QSSI) — an existing Obamacare contractor — to oversee improved performance on HealthCare.gov and iron out widely criticized structural bugs in the exchange system.
“Let me be clear — HealthCare.gov is fixable,” he told reporters on a conference call hosted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
The administration has been saying for a over a week now that a "tech surge" will be used to fix the problems with the enrollment site. That being said the White House, in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, has refused to hand over details of a surge to Congress. How much will it cost? Who is on the "surge" team? Etc.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are looking for answers about what exactly went wrong and without cooperation from the administration, subpoenas for contractors are being readied by the House Oversight Committee. I discussed the problems with proposed fixes earlier today on America's Newsroom.
Individuals are required to have health insurance by March 31 before being hit with a fine from the IRS. The March 31 date was set after President Obama delayed the individual mandate
by six weeks. The original date for enrollment was February 15.