In case you were wondering, neither Vice President Joe Biden nor President Obama are “technology geeks,” and so they depended on the “pros” to give the “ready to go” order to launch the Healthcare.gov website.
So said an usually soft spoken and low-key Biden in an interview with HLN, CNN’s sister network, Wednesday.
“Neither he and I are technology geeks and we assumed that it was up and ready to run,” Biden told the network. “But the good news is although it’s not, and we apologize for that, we’re confident that by the end of November it will be and there will still be plenty of time for people to register and get online.”
Biden admitted he hasn’t even bothered to go on the website since neither his daughter nor Obama were able to get on it when they tried.
But, Biden said the failure of the website is “inexcusable,” and needs to be fixed.
However, since he isn’t a “technology geek” he said he doesn’t understand the technical reasons it will take another month or so to fix.
The experts, the best in the country he claimed, told him “the platform” is fine, but they have to change “an awful lot of the inputs.
“I don’t know, I wish I could tell you. That’s why I became a lawyer,” he joked.