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Mr. Obama now says the problems “are being fixed,” but Americans are not so sure. A Washington Post-ABC News poll Monday showed that a hefty 56 percent of Americans think the website’s many troubles “reflect larger problems with the health care law, an alarming figure for the administration.”

The White House still hasn’t released specific figures on how many Americans are signing up. It’s a pivotal question that goes to the core of whether the heath care plan will be financially viable in the years to come. Early signs suggest younger Americans are not signing up in the numbers necessary to offset the costs of older Americans, who are more prone to illnesses.

“We are now entering Week Four of the botched health care rollout, and with hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars spent for a system that still does not work,” said House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, who is opening hearings into the health care fiasco. Expect a lot of excuses.

Donald Lambro is a syndicated columnist and contributor to The Washington Times.