“U.S. President Barack Obama will meet executives from leading technology companies like Google and Apple on Tuesday to discuss ways to improve the functioning of the health care website, HealthCare.gov, the White House said,” Steve Holland and Jeff Mason report for Reuters.
“A White House official said the meeting would cover capacity issues with HealthCare.gov which has not worked well since its since its October 1 rollout,” Holland and Mason report. “Many people who have had their private insurance plans canceled face a December 23 deadline to get signed up in order to have insurance on January 1.”
“It was unclear what Obama might learn from the technology company CEOs that have had little to do with healthcare,” Holland and Mason report, “but appearing with some of the biggest tech executives in the country could help convince Americans that Obama can fix the healthcare website’s problems.”
Holland and Mason report, “The meeting will include executives such as Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, Twitter’s Dick Costolo, Google’s Eric Schmidt and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, among others. Others include Netflix’s Reed Hastings, Comcast’s Brian Roberts, AT&T’s Randall Stephenson and LinkedIn’s Erika Rottenberg.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If yet another dog and pony show won’t fix it, nothing will. 😉
However, it would have been a much better looking meaningless waste of fscking time had they at least persuaded Marissa show up as a prop, too.