CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and reporter Brain Todd on Wednesday pointed out some glitches on the website of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.
However, Blitzer’s analysis seemed to be a little biased since he focused on the issues with the healthcare program rather than talk about the Grand Old Party’s (GOP) stubbornness that led to a government shutdown last week.
“A week into it, still a lot of glitches,” Todd reported to Blitzer. “People not able to create accounts, just to get information to possibly enroll, much less not being able to enroll in the plan.”
Citing the major “online” problems with the U.S. President’s healthcare program which was signed into law in 2010, Blitzer backed the Republican Party’s stance to delay the implementation of Obamacare for a year.
"They had three years to get this ready. If they weren't fully ready, they should accept the advice that a lot of Republicans are giving them: delay it another year, get it ready, and make sure it works...they know how to do it, but if they didn't get it ready on time, then maybe fix the problem and make sure people don't have to worry about it," Blitzer said.
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Apparently, the CNN host’s comment wasn’t received well with the audience in general. Mostly people thought his advice to delay Obamacare was biased.
@wolfblitzer So you think people should have to wait a whole year more for healthcare due to a week of computer glitches?— newsjunkie365 (@newsjunkie365) October 9, 2013
@wolfblitzer My whole life in IT, I can't think of a comparable system that would be subjected to such first day loads. Very hard to test.— Lauren Weinstein (@laurenweinstein) October 9, 2013
@wolfblitzer You cited the "advice many republicans are giving him" which is delaying the whole thing for a year not just the website— Jason (@Duploctopus) October 10, 2013
@wolfblitzer you said they should "accept the advice many Republicans are giving them & delay it a year" (wouldn't take year to fix website)— Steve Rhodes (@tigerbeat) October 10, 2013
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