(New York Times) Obama administration officials working on the federal health insurance website were unable to tell Congress during a hearing on Wednesday how much it would cost to fix the site, a pillar of President Obama’s plan to provide affordable coverage to millions of Americans.
The Times would like to hear from Americans who have begun to sign up for health care under the Affordable Care Act.
Todd Park, the White House’s chief technology officer, testifed before the committee on Wednesday.
The administration has spent more than $600 million on the troubled website, HealthCare.gov, and is racing to meet a self-imposed Nov. 30 deadline for repairs.
Todd Park, Mr. Obama’s chief technology adviser; Henry Chao, the chief digital architect of the website; and Steven VanRoekel, the chief information officer for the federal government, could not answer questions about the cost of repairing the site, which has been plagued with scores of software and hardware problems since it opened on Oct. 1.