Expectations lower on O-Care enrollment

White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer on Sunday said initial ObamaCare enrollment numbers, to be released later this month, will not meet administration expectations due to a faulty website rollout.

“I can promise you that the first enrollment numbers which will be released later this month are not going to be what we want them to be,” Pfeiffer said on ABC’s “This Week.” “There’s no question about that.”

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“The website hasn’t worked the way we want it to work. But we take responsibility for that, we take responsibility for the errors, we take responsibility for fixing it,” Pfeiffer said.

“And if we get that website working as we expect we will do by the end of this month, then I think we’re going to be in a good place,” he said.

“The good news here is the history of programs like this ... is that people sign up toward the end,” he said.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) on Sunday said it was time for an ObamaCare “time-out” after the problems with the rollout of President Obama’s healthcare reform law.

“I’m calling on the president now to say 'let’s have a time-out on this,' " Ayotte said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

"Mr. President, you call a time-out on this, and convene a group of bipartisan leaders to address health concerns in this country, because this is not working,” she added.