Private enterprise government contractors tested the compartments but fail to completely test the interface of the whole system. Secretary Sebelius admits to the errors and takes full responsibility for the whole fiasco. She assures the security of the information and promises to have the problems repaired by Nov 30th.
It’s ashamed that this committee instead of looking for solution to have the website restored is politically divided and continues to look for blame of Obamacare to the actions of the insurance industry. Cancellations of the policies are the decision of the insurance industry not the government. Have we forgotten the history of healthcare? Consumers choices this past few decades has been made based on the attitude that "something is better than nothing". We are returning back to where coverage was unlimited and no capitation or limitations in coverage.
For years the insurance industry has been reducing benefits to the consumers as profits skyrocketed. Therefore it’s no surprise that today supplemental policies are limited schedule benefits policies that do not offer essential benefits. Therefore they would be cancelled specifically if the major medical policies are available and affordable.
Again the opposing representatives of special interest continues to selectively pick isolated issues like paying for pregnancy coverage for single males as an important issue but all ignore the “guaranteed benefit” of no pre-existing conditions. Now the attention is if the president kept his promises. Why would anyone continue to maintain a "something is better than nothing" type policy when you can have full coverage policy?
Anyone who is protecting the current existing plans that offer limited schedule benefits, pre-existing conditions and exclusion in the policies are ignoring the guarantee to all Americans, and not looking for the best interest of the consumer.
Consumers should look at their existing policies and if medical exclusions exist in their policy, They should look for the guarantee that is offered from the ACA law.