Carney: We Expected Obamacare To Have ‘Problems and Glitches’


White House press secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday defended the Obamacare launch, saying the administration “expected” there would be glitches and that they have been “very transparent.”

“Everyone was aware, and we told you that there would be glitches and there would be problems,” he told reporters. “And we have told you and been very transparent about the fact that the interest has been even greater than we expected, which is a high-class problem,” Carney said.

“So what I can tell you is that as was the case when the new operating system for the Apple iPhone was released, they didn’t pull it off the market, and nobody called for Apple to stop selling iPhones. They fixed the problem and move forward. And that’s what we’re doing,” he added.