As CBS 2’s Dick Brennan reported, there are also serious questions for the White House over what they knew about people losing their health care coverage as a result of the law.
The head of the Medicare program offered an apology Tuesday for the website troubles that have kept Americans from signing up for the new health insurance exchanges.
“I want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should,” Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner said at the start of the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Tuesday.
Although millions of Americans have shown an interest in checking out the new options, it appears that few have been able to get through the online application process.
Tavenner told the House panel that the initial numbers are expected to be “small” but she wouldn’t reveal any precise numbers.