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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Jeff Zients
The Obama administration said Sunday the flawed federal website that threatened to undo President Obama's health care law in its infancy "is night and day from where it was on Oct. 1."
"While there is more work to be done, the team is operating with private sector velocity and effectiveness, and will continue their work to improve and enhance the website in the weeks and months ahead," states a HealthCare.gov progress report released Sunday with much fanfare following an 11-hour fix-it session conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services. Oh, the irony.
The Obama administration is set to release Obamacare enrollment data this week, figures that promise to be low and likely will feed further into Republican attempts to discredit the health care law.
Scrambling to fix the Obamacare website, the White House announced Tuesday that it has hired former budget director Jeff Zients to oversee repairs to the faulty system that is threatening implementation of the entitlement program itself.
"HealthCare.gov, on Dec. 1, is night and day from where it was on Oct. 1," Mr. Zients said in a Sunday conference call with reporters.
One day after the Illinois Republican filed a bill with Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat, that would delay the law's individual mandate for one year, he said Americans "deserve a clear explanation and a refund of their money."