More Frustration in Washington Over the Botched Health Care Website

Republicans and Democrats give the White House an earful, demanding that glitches be fixed.
2:35 | 11/13/13

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wednesday night as we lead with a moment of truth for president obama and that troubled health care website. We knew about the glitches and the apology from the president but today we learned a stark number, how few americans actually signed up on that federal site. Fewer than you can fit in yankee stadium. This as we finally meet the woman whose face was on the home page. She is saying don't blame her. Abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl starts us off. Reporter: During the first month just 26,000 people were able to select health insurance through the federal website or over the phone, a stunningly low number. 14 states and d.C. Operate their own health insurance market places and did better, nearly 80,000. Obama care is way behind the administration's goal of 500,000 for the first month and the 7 million they hope to enroll by march. Those numbers and who they sign up are critical to making obama care work. Even before the numbers came out today, the white house put the blame on the troubled website. I can only tell you that we fully expect that the numbers will be lower than anticipated because of the significant challenges caused by the website. Reporter: But that line is not quieting anger in congress where the most eye popping revelation came from the top accountant, the first official estimate of how much the website has cost so far. By the end of september it was north of $600 million spent. Reporter:600 million. To put that in context, that's more than four times what apple spent to develop the iphone. If we've spent $600 million already and it's not working does anybody have any idea how much all this is going to cost us in the end? Reporter: The answer, nobody knows. One of the mysteries of healthcare.Gov is solved. Her name is an dree anna. She's a mom and a native of colombia who lives in the u.S. What started as a simple photo shoot turned her life upside down. I don't think they should ha any reason to hate me. Reporter: Tomorrow the president is expected to get an earful from some of his strongest supporters. All of the democratic senators are coming down here to the white house where topic number one will not be the thousands who have managed to sign up for obama care but the millions who have been receiving cancellation notices from their insurance companies. Diane? Jonathan karl, thank you so much tonight.

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