Under heated questioning from lawmakers, contractors behind the botched ObamaCare website on Thursday played down the problems with HealthCare.gov while shifting blame to the government and each other for the troubled launch.
“The system is working. People are enrolling,” Cheryl Campbell, senior vice president with contractor CGI Federal, testified, acknowledging the system is still too slow.
Campbell and other contractors spoke at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing where lawmakers on both sides of the aisle made clear that they — and the American people — do not think the system is working. One described it as a “crash and burn.”
Noting that the administration is urging people to use paper applications, Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, said: “That is a system that has failed.”