President Takes Heat From Own Party Over Obamacare Website Woes - Fox 2 News Headlines

President Takes Heat From Own Party Over Obamacare Website Woes

Posted: Updated:

Issues with the Affordable Care Act's website may force President Barack Obama to push back the deadline for signing up for Obamacare.

And now the president is starting to feel the heat from members of his own party.

Congress begins the first of no doubt many investigations into this website Thursday, with one of the key contractors blaming the administration.

Congress will be asking some tough questions, and some of the answers may be troubling.

One of the lead contractors behind the failed Obamacare website says in prepared testimony that the department of health and human services is largely to blame, saying the government was "...'quarterback' on this project and is the ultimate responsible party for the end-to-end performance."

And while secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius remains on the job, some Democrats are now calling on Obama to hold someone to account.

The White House may consider moving an enrollment deadline be a few weeks, more and more Democrats are calling for a one-year delay.

Republicans, meantime, point to recent notices from insurance companies that hundreds of thousands of consumers are being kicked off of their current insurance policies because of the law, despite repeated assurances otherwise from the president.

FOX's Doug Luzader has more details in this video report.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • How Young Is Too Young To Fly Alone?

    How Young Is Too Young To Fly Alone?

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:43:52 GMT

    Would you let your child fly alone? If that answer is "yes," big changes may be on the way for American Airlines. See why you could be paying big bucks for your child's next trip.

    Would you let your child fly alone? If that answer is "yes," big changes may be on the way for American Airlines. See why you could be paying big bucks for your child's next trip.

  • Roxborough Fire Destroys Family-Owned Dry-Cleaning Business

    Roxborough Fire Destroys Family-Owned Dry-Cleaning Business

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:39:24 GMT

    A fire destroys a family-owned business early Monday morning in the Roxborough section of the city.

    A fire destroys a family-owned business early Monday morning in the Roxborough section of the city.

  • Revel Hotel Casino Begins 2-Day Shutdown

    Revel Hotel Casino Begins 2-Day Shutdown

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:15:23 GMT

    It is the beginning of the end for Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino. The hotel shuts down Monday morning, and early Tuesday the casino will follow.

    It is the beginning of the end for Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino. The hotel shuts down Monday morning, and early Tuesday the casino will follow.


Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices