Three Reasons Why The Website Problems Could Become A Total Disaster For Obamacare
OCT. 21, 2013
On Monday morning, President Barack Obama will address problems with Healthcare.gov in a Rose Garden statement.
The website, where residents of 36 states are supposed to be able to buy the health plans offered under the Affordable Care Act, has both frontend and backend problems. Anecdotal evidence suggests few consumers are successfully using it to buy health plans.
The White House has been trying to signal that it is working hard to fix the website problems while at the same time downplaying their significance. A White House official told Business Insider in an email:
He will remind the public that while these technical problems are unacceptable, the health care law is about much more than just a website — it’s about finally offering millions of Americans the health care security they deserve and giving new benefits and rights to those who have coverage today. The product — quality, affordable insurance — is good, and if anything, the interest and demand at the launch of HealthCare.gov proves just how urgently Americans want and need access to these new health care options.