It can’t possibly get any worse than this for United States Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius – but then again, never say never in Washington, D.C. According to Yahoo! News on Wednesday, just as Secretary Sebelius was saying that in spite of all the problems with the Obamacare web site, it has never crashed – it crashed!
During Sebelius congressional hearing’s testimony regarding the HealthCare.gov launch’s incredible amount of problems, she asserted that though the site has been very slow and has had very low reliability, it has continued to function. As if she cursed herself with that proclamation, the web site put up a message on users’ screens which blatantly read that “The System is down at the moment.”
In a turning of the screw to Sebelius, Tennessee Representative Marsha Blackburn said, “Let’s put the screenshot up,” as the web site’s message of failure was posted for Sebelius and all to see.
The message to users went on to say that the site is experiencing technical difficulties and it hopes to have them resolved soon. Please try again later.
The message goes on to say that a user can also call one of their trained representatives about applying over the phone.
Of course, they won’t get the operator that spoke to Sean Hannity the other day. She’s been fired.
Previously, Sebelius also said that things would have worked out better with Obamacare’s launch if the date could have been changed from Oct. 1 to a later date – but, she said, by law it had to launch by that date. Wrong! The law says that Sebelius and her department had the legal right to set the date.
In the midst of Wednesday's hearings, Sebelius reportedly apologized for the failed web site's launch, as well.