Notes Show Obamacare Chaos

The Obama administration realized there were fundamental problems of Healthcare.gov within a week of its launch, according to more than 100 pages of “war room” notes released Tuesday by a Republican representative. Fierce Affordable Care Act critic Republican Rep. Darrell Issa released the documents, which include notes of meetings between federal officials and government contractors working to fix the website. According to the documents, administration officials realized on October 8 that the “fix is taking longer than expected and the website is shut down to carry out.” But Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator who oversaw Healthcare.gov’s creation, said Tuesday that the White House is still aiming to have 800,000 people enrolled by the end of this month, and seven million by the end of the enrollment period in March.