CBS News is learning the Obama administration knew of the risks associated with the health care reform roll-out well before last month.
Three years ago, the White House got a warning from a trusted outside health care consultant that there would be problems with the launch of the Affordable Care Act website.
CBS News reports:
David Cutler, who worked on the Obama 2008 campaign and was a valued
outside health care consultant wrote this blunt memo to top White House
economic adviser Larry Summers in May 2010: "I do not believe the
relevant members of the administration understand the president's vision
or have the capability to carry it out."
no one was in charge who had any experience in complex business
start-ups. He also worried basic regulations, technology and policy
coordination would fail.
According to CBS News, the White House
dismissed these and other warnings. It relied on appointed bureaucrats
and senior White House health care advisers.