Administration Rejects Call From Democrat to Take Down Obamacare Site Until Fixed

Sen. Dianne Feinstein urged the White House to disable the website until it is fully operational.

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) listens during a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works meeting discussing global warming on January 30, 2007.
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Sophie Novack
Nov. 4, 2013, 2:48 a.m.

The White House said Sunday that it would not heed calls from Sen. Di­anne Fein­stein, D-Cal­if., to shut down Health­ un­til it is fully op­er­a­tion­al, The Wall Street Journ­al re­ports.

The sen­at­or urged White House Chief of Staff Denis Mc­Donough to take down the Obama­care en­roll­ment site un­til re­pairs were com­pleted. However, Mc­Donough re­spon­ded that while the Cen­ters for Medi­care and Medi­caid Ser­vices had con­sidered such ac­tion, the agency de­term­ined that keep­ing the web­site live would al­low for fuller im­prove­ments.

The ad­min­is­tra­tion has said that the web­site will be fully op­er­a­tion­al for most users by the end of Novem­ber, a dead­line that many say is cru­cial for the law’s broad­er goals to suc­ceed. 


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