White House Optimistic About HealthCare.gov Deadline
White House officials in recent days have reiterated that repairs to HealthCare.gov are "on track" to meet the administration's self-imposed Nov. 30 deadline to have the website running smoothly for the "vast majority of users." During a conference call with officials helping to enroll people at the local level on Tuesday, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that consumers could expect a "significantly different user experience by the end of the month." However, Jim Manley, a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D -Nev.), said that if the site continues to have problems in December, Democratic lawmakers will face increasing pressure to do something.
- "Health Website Deadline Nears" (McCain Nelson, Wall Street Journal, 11/26).