November 19th, 2013
08:39 AM ET

Obamacare Success Story Now an Embarrassment

The White House is faced with two more embarrassing revelations in the never-ending Obamacare fiasco.

First, newly released documents reveal a private consulting firm warned the administration that the Healthcare.gov website could be a disaster - way back in spring.

And second, in a CNN exclusive, a Washington state mom–hailed as an Obamacare “success story” by the president in a speech just last month–says now she can't afford the insurance and blames the state exchanges, CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Obama is expected by former administration officials to soon make a course correction in his administration to address the glaring mistakes made in the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act.

"I think they're going to have to hold somebody accountable for the botched roll-out and the website not working –somebody at HHS or a group of people," said Robert Gibbs, Obama's press secretary during his first term, on NBC's "Today" show on Monday.

"I think if this were to happen in the private sector, somebody would have probably already lost their job and I think the only way to restore ultimate confidence in going forward is to make sure that whoever was in charge of this isn't in charge of the long-term health care plan," Gibbs said.

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