Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the timeline for the ObamaCare rollout was “flat-out wrong” and that the federal exchange could have used “more time and testing” before going online.
Sebelius, who led the agency through the problem-plagued rollout, made her comments in an interview that aired Sunday on “NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the first interview since she announced her resignation Thursday.
“Clearly, the estimate that it was ready to go Oct. 1 was just flat-out wrong,” she said Sunday.
Sebelius also said the roughly first eight weeks of the glitch-filled rollout was the low point of her five years as secretary.
“I think there’s no question — and I’ve said this many times — that the launch of the website was terribly flawed and terribly difficult,” Sebelius said.
She also said the president setting a Dec. 1 deadline to have the website repaired was a nerve-racking experience.
“Having failed once at the front of October, the first of December became a critical juncture,” Sebelius said. “That was a pretty scary date.”
Much more than just that December date was scary. The Obamacare law itself is scary, the President’s penchant for making unilateral executive decisions on delays and extensions without going through Congress is extremely disturbing, as is the left’s tendency to just go along with whatever he says without question, etc…
Maybe in time she’ll admit all of that, too, right? Nah.