Biden Apologizes for HealthCare.gov Launch

The vice president said he and Obama aren’t “technology geeks.”

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National Journal
Sophie Novack
Oct. 31, 2013, 4:37 a.m.

Vice Pres­id­ent Joe Biden apo­lo­gized Wed­nes­day for the rocky rol­lout of the Obama­care en­roll­ment web­site, Talk­ing Points Memo re­ports.

“Neither [Pres­id­ent Obama] or I are tech­no­logy geeks, and we as­sumed that it was up and ready to run,” he said in an in­ter­view with HLN. “The good news is, al­though it’s not, and we apo­lo­gize for that, we’re con­fid­ent that by the end of Novem­ber it will be, and there will still be plenty of time for people to re­gister on­line.”

Cen­ters For Medi­care and Medi­caid Ser­vices Ad­min­is­trat­or Mar­ilyn Taven­ner and Health and Hu­man Ser­vices Sec­ret­ary Kath­leen Se­beli­us both apo­lo­gized for the prob­lems with Health­Care.gov in House hear­ings this week. 

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