You’d think no one has ever done a huge website like Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, travel sites, or even car insurance comparison. The thing is you add in government incompetence and this is what you get.
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In case you missed President Obama’s Obamacare sales pitch yesterday, Guy has you covered with all the details here, but the White House followed up the speech with an email urging people to think of the healthcare legislation “beyond the website.” The email, as President Obama did yesterday, asks people trying to sign up through the failing exchanges on heathcare.gov to call a 1-800 number.
Some of the best and brightest are now doing everything they can to fix the site as quickly as possible. People are working overtime, 24/7, and we’ve brought in some of the best IT experts from across the country to join the team at the federal agency responsible for running the Marketplace. And as President Obama said today, “Nobody’s madder than me about the fact that the website isn’t working as well as it should, which means it’s going to get fixed.”