WASHINGTON — The news outlet USA Today ran an op-ed piece from embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who called for American optimism regarding the failing ObamaCare website.
Sebelius, who is under fire for overseeing one of the worst websites and government-run projects in recent history, wrote to op-ed to try to calm the masses. But, as Obama’s approval ratings dip, Americans become increasingly more upset over ObamaCare’s failures and forced cancellations of insurance coverage, that is a tall task.
In her op-ed, she spoke of how attendees at ObamaCare enrollment events said they couldn’t wait for a way to get affordable and secure health care. But, she neglected to mention how the ObamaCare website has inadequate security measures to protect enrollee’s private information. A recent hearing on Capitol Hill invited several cybersecurity experts to testify, where all the experts said the website cannot adequately protect the theft of private information.
Sebelius admitted HealthCare.gov has had problems and that “these problems are unacceptable.” She claimed the website “is running faster, it’s responding quicker and it can handle larger amounts of traffic.” She did not mention how the website could barely handle about 50,000 users at one time, a far cry from the likes of Amazon and Google.
Sebelius went on to say, “Now, there will be exceptions, and (as with any website) we will continue to make improvements. But the system is now working smoothly for the vast majority of users.”
“There are many ways to sign up for coverage: online, by phone, in person and by mail. In many cases, you can also directly enroll through an insurance company.”
To read the op-ed, click HERE.