President Obama Taps Tech Czar To Fix Health Care Website

10.23.13 | Bob Price

Jeffrey Zients, the man tapped to fix the Obamacare website, is the former acting director of the White House budget office, but he's better known for leading three business management companies. White House spokesman Jay Carney acknowledged that better management at the Department of Health and Human services is what the website needs right now. Three weeks ago, healthcare.gov opened to the public and essentially crashed on the spot. The administration has repeatedly blamed the number of people visiting the site, but the volume issue has been repaired. Now there are new problems in name registration, in eligibility questions and in the most important step of buying insurance. Three House committees plan hearings on why the administration repeatedly promised the website would be ready, without a hint the site was in trouble. Officials have since acknowledged the system was not well tested.