Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (pictured) has been testifying today on Capitol Hill about the technical problems that have undermined the roll out of ObamaCare.
The website is a disaster. It's full of slow downs, glitches and crashes that are an apt metaphor for a healthcare reform that is forcing people to upgrade to more expensive plans, leaving others confused and employers considering layoffs.
But in case anyone doubts that God has a sense of humour, he sent a last minute gremlin to prove once and for all just how much of a joke the website is. During Sebelius' testimony she insisted that, "The website never crashed."
Oh, but it has. About five minutes before she started talking!
Spot checks verified that the State of North Carolina, Virginia, Utah, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, New York, Maryland, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Kentucky, Minnesota, and New Hampshire are all down – which likely means the entire federal site is down.
The site was still down thirty-minutes into Sebelius' testimony.
It's called irony, and the taste is bittersweet.