Who's in Charge of Fixing Healthcare.gov?

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Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Megan Hughes updates the latest news on fixing the health exchange web site. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

Have plagued healthcare.gov.

The obama administration says the site will be fixed by december.

It is the first time the administration has given a timeline for the exchange to be operational.

Megan hughes joins us now.

Who is making this promise?

This is coming from the management consultant as part of the tech surge.

He spoke on a conference call with the centers of medicare and medicaid services, the agency in charge of the rollout.

He said that by the end of november, the site will operate well for the vast majority of users and be fixed in time for people to sign up in december to be covered by january 1. we are confident that each week the site will get better, and by the end of november, healthcare.gov will operate smoothly for the vast majority of users.

A little bit about zients, he is soon to be the white house's top economic advisor.

He is presently a health-care entrepreneur.

He has a lot of private sector management experience.

That is who the president assigned to deal with all of this mess last week.

Today was the first time we had heard from him.

What else could he tell you about the project?

Is cms ultimately still in charge of coordinating this?


Zients said a new general contactor -- contractor has been assigned to oversee the website and be in charge of overseeing the entire operation.

The company he named is owned by optima, a unit of united health.

It was previously responsible for gathering data from agencies such as the irs.

It has also been in charge of the registration part of the site, which had problems early on.

The company also did testing around this site.

It earned $155 million in contracts related to the health care law, but no one on today's call would say exactly how much

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