WEBSITE WOES: Harkin Wants Exchange Fixed
Another healthcare fight is playing out in Congress and Iowa Senator Tom Harkin fears problems with Healthcare.gov are putting the entire law at risk.
“I want it fixed so that the Affordable Care Act will succeed… will succeed. Not be torn down,” Harkin said.
Harkin chaired a Senate hearing looking into the Affordable Care Act. Officials in charge of the troubled website say it is improving.
The website is now capable of processing 17,000 registrations an hour with only minimal errors. It won’t be fully operational until November 30th.
“For these Americans the new promise is, if you want health care go find it on a website that the administration says won’t be working properly until the end of November,” Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said.
Next week the Obama administration is expected to release the number of people who have signed up for insurance through the exchanges.
Their goal was to have 800,000 registered by the end of November.