White House Fears an Overwhelmed Healthcare Website

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Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Julianna Goldman updates the latest news on fixing the healthcare.gov website. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)

Correspondent julianna goldman.

What did the first family do on thanksgiving?

How did they celebrate the season?

They probably were making turkey jokes about the health care website.

They spent the day at the white house probably like most americans.

Watching football and enjoying much-needed family time.

The white house said the president called 10 servicemen abroad.

They released a menu that the first family had last night at eggs giving dinner.

They included 10 different highs.

-- pies.

See if you can rattle off 10 different pies.

Tell us about health care.

This is a bit of a surprise, isn't it?

That the website would not be working or the server switch?

The server switch.

The contract with verizon expires in march.

That contract was awarded back in july.

The issue is the outage and the slowness issues.

That has come from verizon and something that could be fixed once hewlett-packard takes over.

They are trying to make the transition as smooth as possible.

That could open up the door for more issues.

Talk to us a bit about the news about the administration delaying the obamacare requirement for small businesses.

The white house is still in triage mode.

They are trying to divert traffic away from this website.

They are saying small businesses are not going to be able to use the website for enrollment for another year, until november 2014. they can enroll by paper and they can use the website to calculate costs.

When it comes to signing up, they have to go to the insurer or through a broker.

This is a total disaster for the white house.

The health care law -- this is the legacy of the obama administration.

The obama administration is delaying its own legacy.

Very importantly, when we come out of the holiday season, how lame duck will this president the?

In february of next year -- how lame duck will this president be?

In february of next year, will there be another white house?

They are saying november 30, november 30, november 30. it speaks to credibility.

There are other issues -- iran, syria.

If they do not get this up and running by november 30 and if it does not look like health care --- healthcare.gov is up and running, it will hurt democrats and imperil the president's legacy.

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