Healthcare.gov Will Work Smoothly By End-November, Government Pledges
Oct 25, 2013 11:56 AM
By Maggie Fox NBC News
The troubled federal health insurance website will be fixed by the end of November, giving uninsured Americans two weeks to get signed up in time to have health insurance by the earliest possible date, officials pledged Friday.
One of the main government contractors, QSSI, has been assigned to oversee the fix, says Jeff Zients, the newly appointed chief White House economic adviser who’s been tasked to fix the logjammed website.
“We are confident that by the end of the November, healthcare.gov will be smooth for the vast majority of users,” Zients told reporters on a conference call.
“Over the last week we worked with a team of experts to conduct an assessment of the overall state of the healthcare.gov site," Zients said. He said they lent "fresh eyes" to the problems plaguing the site. “The system is getting better,” he said.