President Obama will address the nation on Monday to explain the new political disaster of the Obamacare computer glitch. This comes less than two weeks after the government has reopened for business due to the shutdown and showdown between Obama and the GOP. The President has a battle on two fronts: a computer glitch and Ted Cruz.
After frustrated Americans attempting to access the healthcare website had no success, the Health and Human Services Department, which oversees HealthCare.gov. announced over the weekend that it has hired experts from the private sector and other government agencies to rewrite the flawed computer code that has crippled the site.
This had been a suggestion of John McCain on CNN simultaneously over the weekend. When asked by Gloria Burger of CNN about the fix on the"State of the Union", McCain stated: "Send Air Force One out to Silicon Valley, load it up with smart people, bring them back to Washington and fix this problem. It's ridiculous. And everybody knows that.”
Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Service is under fire for the problems with the federal health care exchanges. While she released the announcement that experts had begun working on the computer code fix, she is under pressure from the Republicans to appear this Thursday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Senator John Mc Cain called the rollout a "fiasco" on Sunday’s talk shows. McCain, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Lindsey Graham, a key McCain ally, tried to present a united from on the Sunday talk shows. They insisted that the party’s fight against Obamacare would continue.
Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, McCain stated that the “fiasco of this rollout has been obscured because of this internecine strife that’s been going on in the Republican Party.”
The Obamacare fiasco may have more challenges than computer coding. The Guardian reports that Ted Cruz told ABC’s Jonathon Karl, “I would do anything and I will continue to do anything I can to stop the train wreck that is Obamacare.”