Rubio Hits White House On Obamacare ‘Tech Surge’ Details

AP

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) criticized the Obama administration Tuesday morning for failing to provide enough information about the web implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

“They’ve argued now that they’re going to have this tech surge where they’re going bring all these experts in to fix these websites,” Rubio said on Fox News, as quoted by Politico. “They won’t tell us who exactly they’re bringing in and they won’t tell us how much they’re spending on it.”

The administration has been working around the clock to repair the plagued federal healthcare exchange website, HealthCare.gov. President Obama said Monday that officials were mounting a “tech surge” to correct the problems that have frozen thousands out of the enrollment process. But the White House has been tight-lipped about the size of the new response team, its cost to the government and the expected time the site would be fully functional.

“The fact is there is no transparency,” Rubio added. “They’re not sharing accurate numbers as to how well or not well it’s working, how many people have been able to enroll and receive it or not. They’re not being transparent which is just adding more and more doubt to this entire process.”

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