Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services official Gary Cohen couldn't tell Rep. Timothy Murphy (R., Pa.) when the Obamacare website payment system would be completed Thursday.
"The automated process for payments is still being built, but we have a process in place that is working, and payments will be going out next week," Cohen said.
"You have an anticipated date of when it's going to be built?" Murphy asked.
"I don't have an answer to that as I sit here, no," he said.
The exchange occurred during a congressional hearing on Obamacare.