By Kristen Welker and Daniel Arkin, NBC News
As the Obama administration scrambles to rectify the rocky rollout of the online health care marketplace, the Health Department said Sunday that it has enlisted the “best and brightest” to help fix the website’s torrent of technical glitches and bugs as the president prepares to address the problems at the White House on Monday.
“Our team is bringing in some of the best and brightest from both inside and outside government to scrub in with the team and help improve HealthCare.gov,” the Department of Health and Human Services said in a blog post published Sunday.
The blog post also says technology officials have been working “around the clock” to ensure that individuals can create accounts and apply for health care coverage without any digital roadblocks.
“We’re proud of these quick improvements, but we know there’s still more work to be done,” the post says. “We will continue to conduct regular maintenance nearly every night to improve the experience.”
“I think there’s no one more frustrated than the president at the difficulty in the website,” Lew said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday morning.
- Jack Lew: Real test for Obamacare comes early next year (nbcnews.com)
- Obama focused on fixing glitches in healthcare rollout (soshitech.com)
- President to address Obamacare rollout as Lew says ‘fix’ is planned (theguardian.com)
- Obama to address widespread health care glitches (kansascity.com)
- Obama to call healthcare website glitches ‘unacceptable’ as ‘best and brightest’ techies try to fix bugs (dailymail.co.uk)