GAO Official: Delaying Rollout ‘Would Have Made Sense’

by Andrew Johnson

An officer with the Government Accountability Office told the House Oversight Committee that, given what the administration now knows about the bungled website and the law as a whole, delaying the launch of Healthcare.gov would have been the right call.

While director David Powner conceded that he does not fully know when other administration officials were aware of certain information regarding the launch, he believes “a delay in rollout would have made sense.”