When it became clear that HHS would need more money to build the federal exchange than had been allocated in the original law, Republicans in Congress refused to provide it.Read the full NPR story here.
As a result, says Jay Angoff, who formerly ran the health exchange program for the Department of Health and Human Services, officials "had to scrape together money from various offices within HHS to build the federal exchange."
Then there was the timing issue. Technically, department officials have had 3 1/2 years since the law passed. But much of that time was spent in limbo.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Why the Obamacare Website really failed
this simple, credible analysis from National Public Radio: