Built by 'Rookies;' Fixes Could Take Weeks

Follow key reporting on the Obama administration’s signature policy initiative.

The rocky rollout of, the website for people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, has garnered a lot of attention from the media as well as technology analysts. Here's our daily roundup of some of the key reports you may have missed: 

  • was built by “rookies” and “clearly wasn’t tested” before it was rolled out, Clay Johnson says in an interview with Bloomberg TV. Johnson, co-founder of Blue State Digital, the firm that built and managed President Obama’s highly-touted online campaign in 2008, doesn’t mince words about some of the “stodgy” contractors involved either.    
  • Fixing the site could take weeks, The New York Times reports.
  • The Obamacare phone number is having problems too, The Atlantic Wire reports.
  • Edward Snowden offers to fix Satire at The New Yorker.