Healthcare.gov Is Still Causing Drama for Obama
The back end of Obamacare is not winning friends and influencing enrollees — and it may not be translating enrollment to coverage, either. Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel was asked on Fox News Sunday about the technical issues plaguing the website, and he compared problems consumers are facing to the glitches for Medicare Part D under President George W. Bush, and iPhones that need updating.
“Look, that’s an important thing. Everyone is trying to work together to solve the problem,” Emanuel said, “I know when I got my iPhone, there were lots of glitches. They sent updates for that. This happens with large scale enrollment of millions of people. But I think there’s a diligent effort now on everyone’s part to reduce the chance of people being left off.”
Emanuel served as a special advisor for health policy to the White House Office of Management and Budget director from 2009 to 2011. As a previous member of President Obama’s administration, he he did not veer from the stance that things will be fixed.