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“System Is Down”: Sebelius Claims ObamaCare “Website Has Never Crashed”

Posted: October 31, 2013 at 5:00 pm   /   by


This screenshot was snapped seconds after Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told the House Energy & Commerce Committee the ObamaCare “website has never crashed.”

In fact, since it launched on October 1, has been plagued with error messages and meltdowns. “The Obama administration was given stark warnings just one month before launch that the federal healthcare site was not ready to go live,” reports CNN. But they went ahead anyway, dismissing calls from Republicans to do the fair thing and delay the law for all Americans, not just big businesses.

Of course, “the problem with ObamaCare isn’t just the website,” said Speaker Boehner, “it’s the whole law.” Contrary to the president’s often-repeated promises, ObamaCare is driving up premiums and kicking Americans out of health plans they like and can afford.

“The website has never crashed” joins “Nothing in #Obamacare forces people out of their health plans” (which earned four Pinocchios from the Washington Post) as yet another example of the White House hoping against hope that the American people won’t realize what a disaster its health care law really is.

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Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
Christopher Cook