Rep. Michael Burgess to White House: Be honest and fix Obamacare’s problems

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Rep. Michael Burgess lambasted the Obama administration Wednesday for failing to build out Obamacare’s tech platform in a way that could avoid or rectify a slew of inconsistencies on consumers’ applications.

The Texas Republican was responding to a pair of Inspector General reports that found more than 2 million inconsistencies in data that was supplied by applicants and checked against existing records.


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“These issues have to be resolved,” Mr. Burgess told Fox News. “These are people who may think they have coverage and don’t.”

“Some of them may be just errors,” but the government did not build out its Web system correctly, he added.

He said the government needs to be more forthcoming and fix the problem.

For its part, the administration has said it acknowledged Obamacare’s early technical problems and is improving by the day.

Inconsistencies may be the result of life changes that do not translate into permanent problems that will thwart coverage, according to the administration.

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