CMS Official Says ’30 to 40 Percent’ of Federal Exchange Not Working; CNN Ignores

By Matt Hadro

CMS Deputy Chief Information Officer Henry Chao

CMS Deputy Chief Information Officer Henry Chao

On Tuesday and Wednesday, CNN ignored a bombshell revelation that “30 to 40” percent of the online federal exchange has not been completed almost two months after its rollout.

CNN prefaced the hearing Tuesday morning by reporting that ObamaCare’s “top technology manager” Henry Chao was set to testify before Congress. Although CNN.com [its website] reported Chao’s words, the network completely missed the story.

CNN.com reported:

“Earlier on Tuesday, CMS Deputy Chief Information Officer Henry Chao told members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee that the federal marketplace was just 70% completed, meaning 30% of the marketplace still needed to be developed.

“‘That 30% represents the payment aspects and the accounting aspects of making payments in the marketplaces, for all marketplaces, not just federally facilitated marketplaces,’ Chao said. ‘And that functionality has to be in place for the January 1 effective date enrollments.'”