DC Trawler

So the Obamacare website sure is a disaster, huh?

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I blame Ted Cruz.

Christopher Weaver, Shira Ovide, and Louise Rednofsky, Wall Street Journal:

Six days into the launch of insurance marketplaces created by the new health-care law, the federal government acknowledged for the first time Sunday it needed to fix design and software problems that have kept customers from applying online for coverage.

The Obama administration said last week that an unanticipated surge of Web traffic caused most of the problems and was a sign of high demand by people seeking to buy coverage under the new law.

But federal officials said Sunday the online marketplace needed design changes, as well as more server capacity to improve efficiency on the federally run exchange that serves 36 states.

“We can do better and we are working around the clock to do so,” said Joanne Peters, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services.

Do you believe either part of that last assertion? If so, where have you been for the last five years?

Seems appropriate enough: A slapped-together website for a slapped-together law, both of which are defended with slapped-together excuses.

But don’t worry. A website is super-complicated. Unlike, say, the human body. Obamacare will have no problem fixing yours!

P.S. James Wittenbach sums it up: “Republicans are completely responsible for the massive failure of a law none of them voted for. #LiberalLogic”