Obama: I Want To Fix Health Site Myself ‘But I Don’t Write Code’

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President Barack Obama on Friday again expressed frustration with the plagued federal health exchange website, HealthCare.gov, at an event on the economy in New Orleans, but conceded that fixing it was best left to the professionals.

“Now, we’ve had this problem on the website,” he said after touring the Port of New Orleans. “I’m not happy about that. But we’re working overtime to make sure that it gets fixed because right now, we’ve put in place a system, a marketplace, where people can get affordable health care plans.

“I promise you, nobody has been more frustrated,” he added. “I wanted to go in and fix it myself, but I don’t write code.”

The administration has said that it expects its newly created tech team to fix most of the issues the website, which went offline again on Sunday, by the end of November.

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