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Jeffrey Zients, a former White House budget director hired to turn around the glitchy website, said Friday that a new general contractor will help the Obama administration “punch out” those problems so that the vast majority of users can enroll by the end of November.

On a conference call hosted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, he said the administration tapped Quality Software Services Inc. — an existing Obamacare contractor — to oversee the project as a general contractor.

“But let me be clear,” he said. “Healthcare.gov is fixable.”

In the meantime, the problems are sure to fuel indignation among Republicans who pushed for a delay of the individual mandate or other provisions of the law but were rebuffed by Democrats, which led to the government shutdown that rocked Washington.

Jim Manley, a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, said the Democrats‘ request is “far, far different” because they want to tweak a timeline instead of gutting the law.