Recently, Marilyn Tavenner apologized for the issues with the Obamacare website. She said that although they are still working through the issues, the program is working. The Obama administration has met a lot of opposition because of the problems people have been experiencing with HealthCare.gov. Many people seeking information have been frustrated, and many republicans have used this as leverage in their outcry against the program.
The issues include a bug that does not allow new users to submit applications, and a larger issue caused the entire site to be down on Sunday.
Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has become the main target for negative responses. Many people have even called for her resignation. She will have a hearing with the House Energy and Commerce Committee today, Wednesday 10/30/13.
To date, there have been over 20 million unique visits to the website, and only about 700,000 people have enrolled. However, there are people who are enrolling via the phone or at local centers. Concrete numbers on the initial enrollment of the program will not be available until mid-November, according to Tavenner.
Though the program seems to be up and running, it’s certainly not been met with the acceptance and excitement that the Obama administration hoped for.