Howard Dean: Tough Road to Meet Obamacare Website Repair Deadline

Friday, 08 Nov 2013 02:11 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Obamacare rollout is "faulty," former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean says, and it's going to be tough for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to meet its deadline for website repair.

"The rollout was faulty," Dean, also former head of the Democratic National Committee, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Friday. "They set an artificial deadline of Dec. 1. In my experience in tech rollouts, it's going to be tough."

Obamacare's bumpy start is due primarily to technical problems, Dean, a former Democratic National Committee chairman, maintained, saying experience taught him they are all "screwed up."

Story continues below video.

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

"The reason the rollout was faulty is the tech problems. I have been through a lot of rollouts, not all healthcare. They are all screwed up.

"My rule on this stuff is, in general, in these big tech rollouts, it takes twice as long as they told you. It costs twice as much as they told you. And often you have to do it twice," he said.

There's a difference between the creation of software and its implementation, Dean noted. He said the problem was that this time it happened "in the biggest tech rollout in the history of the world."

"We are incredibly innovative and wonderful in creating software. Not so good at installing it. It happens again and again and again. The problem is, this happened in the biggest tech rollout in the history of the world," Dean said.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Retype Email:
Zip Code:
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

To Fight Crime, Chicago Tries Wiping Away Arrests

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 14:58 PM

Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive  . . .

Mysterious White Flags Appear Atop Brooklyn Bridge

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 13:40 PM

Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags.The white flags - internation . . .

Pew: Young Liberals Losing Faith in Government and God

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 12:06 PM

Today's millennials lean left but distrust government, marking a political opportunity to cull their support, which is m . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved