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Lew: Obama upset about website failures

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Since Oct. 1, when the Obama administration unveiled a new website for people in some states to find health insurance through new marketplaces, the site has been rife with problems.


Consumers have said it is nearly impossible to register for insurance on the website. The website has come down multiple times to allow the Department of Health and Human Services to repair the site.

Administration officials have said that some of the problems with the site are due to the surge of people visiting to look for insurance.

“Health and Human Services has got plans to fix this and it has to fix this. It has to be done right,” Lew said.

He added that the real “test” for the healthcare law is going to be when the so-called individual mandate goes into effect on Jan. 1, at which point people will be required to carry health insurance or pay a fine.

"But the test is are people getting coverage and are they getting the care that they need. And we're confident we're going to be on track to do that.”