The PJ Tatler

Sebelius: Obama Didn't Know About Healthcare.gov's Problems Until After It Launched

What, no one wanted to harsh Barack’s mellow?

In an exclusive interview with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta asked when the President first learned about the considerable issues with the Obamacare website. Sebelius responded that it was in “the first couple of days” after the site went live October 1.

“But not before that?” Gupta followed up.

To which Sebelius replied, “No, sir.”

If that’s true, it’s astonishing. Obamacare is Obama’s signature policy. But he showed no interest in seeing how it would work?

If it’s not true, then why keep the Lightworker president in the dark on his own policy? Had they told Obama about the failed tests, surely he could have brought his considerable business experience to bear and found an executive solution to the problem. Right?

Or, the above could all be a lie and he knew but now wants his fans to think that he learned about it all from Jon Stewart’s takedown, because ignorance looks better than incompetence.

This sure is a lie.

The secretary attributed some of the problems to “extremely high” volume, claiming nearly 20 million people came to the Obamacare website in the first three weeks after its launched. Yet only a fraction of those have signed up for new health care policies; Sebelius said Tuesday that 500,000 accounts had been created, but that doesn’t mean all those people enrolled in a plan.

20 million across three weeks is not “extremely high” volume. Volume doesn’t explain why people can’t even create an account without having to sacrifice a laptop. Experts who’ve examined the site chalk its problems up to being very poorly built using technology from the last decade.

How about one more lie?

Sebelius, rather than being disheartened by the website criticisms, says that what’s happened so far leaves her optimistic.

“What we’re seeing in not only the states that are run by the federal website, but states around the country, is that interest is huge,” she said. “People are eager to have this affordable product, and that product is there.”

“Affordable.” They keep using that word. That word does not mean what they claim it means.

I’ve changed my mind on Sebelius. She is responsible for Obamacare’s abortifacient mandate. She is responsible for Healthcare.gov’s terrible performance. Instead of calling for her to be fired, she should be forced to stick around long enough to fix the website and take the heat for Obamacare’s “affordability.” The president wants her there, so he can own her continued presence too.