Botched Launch of Health Site Blamed on Poor Coordination

No one in the government made sure the many complex parts of the federal health-insurance website worked together properly, and testing of the complete site didn’t take place until two weeks before its Oct. 1 launch, contractors said at the first congressional hearings into the matter.

“It seems like we’ve got several fingers but no palm here,” said Rep. Michael Burgess (R., Texas), as contractors for the site repeatedly pointed blame at each other and at the Obama administration.

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