‘There will be some bugs …’

Joanne Kenen and Harold Pollack assess the 'infestation' of bugs in HealthCare.gov – and wonder whether they can be zapped in time

Welcome back to Curbside Consult.

I’m continuing my conversation with Joanne Kenen, the lead health care reporter and editor for Politico and Politico Pro. She is one of the top sources of Washington reporting on health reform and many other subjects. This week, Joanne and I had a wide-ranging conversation about the troubled rollout of HealthCare.gov.

Curbside ConsultIn Part 4, we talked quite a bit about the bugs that have “infested” HealthCare.gov. As I acknowledged, “There will be some bugs. People will emerge with some bug bites on them.”

But how’s the HHS’s “pest control” effort going? How badly will users be bitten? and what bugs have yet to be discovered in the system?

(Thankfully, as this goes to post, HealthCare.gov is  working much better … though it still has a ways to go.)

It’s a great conversation. Hope you enjoy it.

Watch Part 1: A tale of 3 health reform launches

Watch Part 2: Is Obamacare bending the cost curve?

Watch Part 3: Getting the scoop on Obamacare

Read the transcript of Part 4.

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