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House Democrats worried by health law rollout woes

Some Democrats say Obama should fire those responsible for problem with website

House Democrats worried by health law rollout woes

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Democrats are worried about persistent problems with the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law, his most significant domestic achievement -- and one says the president needs to "man up" and fire those responsible.

Democrats facing re-election in 2014 were hoping to run on the law's new benefits for millions of uninsured Americans. Instead, a litany of computer problems is keeping consumers from signing up.

Rep. Richard Nolan, a Democrat, emerged from a Wednesday meeting with administration officials and told reporters the rollout has "damaged the brand" of the law.

Nolan said, "The president needs to man up, find out who was responsible, and fire them." He did not name anyone.

Obama says he's as frustrated as anyone and has promised a "tech surge" to fix the balky website.

Updated : 2021-06-12 20:12 GMT+08:00