[Ed. note: It’s a train wreck to everyone but the man who coined the phrase.]
The “bugs” that have plagued the rollout of U.S. health-insurance exchanges will be fixed by Dec. 15, said Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, the lead author of the 2010 health care law.
Baucus said earlier this year that he saw a potential “train wreck” occurring if President Barack Obama’s administration didn’t improve efforts to inform the public about the law. The federal exchanges, which opened Oct. 1, have suffered from technical problems in signing up Americans, most of whom are required to have insurance starting in January 2014.
“I have the utmost confidence that every amount of energy is being devoted to solving — getting these patches out to fix the bugs,” Baucus said on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend. “We’ll find a way.” For coverage to start Jan. 1, signup by Dec. 15 is required.