Transcript for Obamacare Website Blasted and on the Defense
Now to washington where there were fireworks today about the troubled obama care website. Center stage some of the people who built the site, congress asking how did they get it so wrong. Abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl was there. Reporter: Today even democrats joined the outrage over the disastrous launch it obama care website. This is unacceptable. It needs to be fixed. Amazon and ebay don't crash the week before christmas, and pro flowers doesn't crash on valentine's day. Reporter: With the contractors who built the website in the hot seat, we learned more about just how much it all costs. The two largest contracts alone, $375 million. For a comparison, that's over twice as much as apple spent developing the iphone. After footing the bill, the american people deserve something that works or start over. Reporter: The contractors place some of the blame on the administration for last minute changes. The contractors also said they only had a matter of days to test the site before it launched. Months would be nice. Reporter: They said they warned the administration of potential problems. Those warnings apparently didn't get to the president, who said this on day one. Just visit healthcare.Gov and compare insurance plans side by side. Reporter: The white house insisted today there has never been a reason to delay the law. If you are asking me do we wish that there had been a better and more effective WEBSITE ON OCTOBER 1st, Absolutely. That's one more time to get it right. Here's another fact that i understand is not often reported. People are enrolling every day and they have been enrolling EVERY DAY SINCE OCTOBER 1st. Reporter: But the white house still won't tell us how many people have been able to enroll, only that the number is in the thousands. As for that march 31st deadline when people have to either enroll in health insurance or pay a fine, the white house says there is no reason to delay that.
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