Lawmakers Question Testing of Health Exchanges

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Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg chief Washington correspondent Peter Cook recaps today’s House hearing on the technical glitches of heath exchange websites. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Lawmakers were not thrilled with the answers they got today.

Pretty clear.

Democrats and republicans on the house energy and commerce committee very frustrated with the enrollment problems they have seen at healthcare.gov.

It took some of that frustration out on four federal contractors.

A top executive at cgi federal face the brunt of the questioning today.

Cheryl campbell at knowledge problems with the site, but says things are improving.

How soon will it be until the average american can do health care --healthcare.gov and get in without any of the glitches, ms.

Campbell?

I have a team of people working around the clock trying to quickly get this resolved.

There is improvement day over day.

I cannot give you an exact date as to when it will be completely dissatisfaction.

How about i guess?

I would prefer not doing that.

I don't like to raise expectations.

After the hearing, i spoke with the chairman of the committee.

He was particularly upset to learn that the first full system tested not happen until two weeks before the website went live.

The contractors said they would have liked more time am a but that decision fell to their clients, the federal government.

Who gets grilled next?

There is a long list of government officials who will face the grilling.

Kathleen sebelius is the star witness.

She is testifying wednesday in front of the panel.

She better come with some answers.

When you spend half $1 billion and you talk about the experience to be as easy as getting an airline ticket or ordering a book on amazon, whatever it is, that is the expectation that was set.

As of now, upton is not calling on sibelius to step down.

That pressure will grow if the problems persist at that website.

Peter cook, our chief

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