Obamacare Website Contractor: “It Didn’t Work When I Tested It”
Dems and Republicans bicker throughout “monkey court”, as contractors blame government, each other
Oct 24, 2013
A contractor who worked on the Healthcare.gov website testified in Congressional hearings today that he had attempted to sign up for Obamacare to test the system, but that the website simply did not work.
During the House Energy and Commerce Hearing. Rep. Tim Murphy (R., Penn.) asked Andrew Slavitt if he had been able to log on to the healthcare website. Slavitt, whose company Optum handled the “enterprise identity management” or EIDM tool blamed for the initial traffic blockages, replied that he had indeed made an attempt to do so, but ultimately failed to sign up.
“I logged onto to create an account, was able to do so” Slavitt noted, adding that he selected the state of Texas on the healthcare exchange, in order to “test the system”.
“I just never received a confirmation email. It didn’t work.” Slavitt added.