“The White House is rebooting HealthCare.gov’s repairman,” Dan Mangan reports for CNBC.
“Former Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene will take over the job of overseeing ongoing fixes to the federal Obamacare marketplace HealthCare.gov starting Wednesday, officials said,” Mangan reports. “DelBene will replace management guru Jeffrey Zients, who was tapped by President Obama in October to manage the emergency repair job on that badly crippled website.”
“DelBene, who retired last summer as president of the Microsoft Office division after two decades at the software behemoth, is the husband of US Rep. Suzan DelBene, (D-Wash), herself an ex-Microsoft executive who was elected to Congress in 2012,” Mangan reports. “For coverage that would begin Jan. 1, consumers have until next Monday to enroll in insurance bought through either the federal or state-run Obamacare exchanges.”
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Obama to meet Apple’s Tim Cook, other tech execs to discuss healthcare.gov website fiasco on Tuesday – December 16, 2013