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Parties in Hearing Trade Blame Over Obamacare Missteps

Democrats accused Republicans of “another cynical effort to delay” Obamacare as lawmakers today said they were misled that the federal health exchange website was ready to sign up customers starting Oct. 1.

“Here we go again,” Representative Frank Pallone, a New Jersey Democrat, said as the House Energy and Commerce Committee began the first hearing on failures of healthcare.gov. “The Republicans don’t have clean hands coming here.”