A group of Republican lawmakers seek the ouster of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius following the botched rollout of Obamacare. (Thomas Brown)
Republican lawmakers are calling for the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over the technical problems that have plagued the rollout of the federal health insurance exchange website.
“The scope of the problem is so great that, were this a private company or military command, the CEO or general would have been fired,” 33 House Republicans said in a Wednesday letter to President Obama..
The administration should have delayed the rollout of the HealthCare.gov site to allow time for more testing instead of rushing to deploy an incomplete system, according to the letter.
“Instead, by rushing to deploy an untested system, many Americans may be surprised to find that they are subject to Obamacare penalties when they have been unable to sign up due to confusion or technical ‘glitches,’ ” the letter said.
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, uninsured Americans have until March 31 to sign up for health insurance before facing a tax penalty.