Few political disasters have been so evidently painful as the launch of HealthCare.gov. The Obamacare website flopped from the moment it went online. And for the next two months it imperiled the entire prospect of health care reform.
In this segment of "Wait, Is This Thing On?" Sarah Kliff of Vox, Jeffrey Young of The Huffington Post, Alex Wayne of Bloomberg News and Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News grapple with two related questions: Why wasn't it more evident beforehand that the website was bound to fail? And what would have happened if the White House had delayed the launch because of the technical problems?
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