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Editorial: Health care Web site needs fixing now

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opinion Willmar, 56201
West Central Tribune
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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

President Obama is correct that the HealthCare.gov Web site problems are “inexcusable.” The time is here then for his administration to get it fixed.

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The historic opposition to the Affordable Care Act should have been forewarning to the administration to make sure HealthCare.gov worked from the onset.

We understand that HealthCare.gov is a complicated system, dealing with databases for each state, but the Health and Human Services has failed in the implementation of this web site.

The administration has a short window here to fix the web site so consumers do not miss critical deadlines. The first deadline will be next week when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appears to testify on the problem of the health care Web site.

If this Web site is not fixed soon, it will be time for individuals to be held responsible, and Sebellius will likely be the first on this list.

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