ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- Senator Claire McCaskill is unhappy with the Obamacare website mess.
McCaskill was an early supporter of the Obama Health Reform Plan. And she says unless the website, and the system are fixed fairly quickly, demands to de-fund or repeal Obamacare could bubble up in congress again.
But McCaskill blames the foul-ups, in part, on states like Missouri that refused to set up their own web sites for health insurance. She says that meant that the federal web site has to handle a lot more traffic than was originally intended. She notes that people have until March to sign upand that should be plenty of time to work the bugs out of the system. And the senator says she'll be heading to healthcare.gov to buy her health insuranceand that she'll use social media and the internet to make her experience public.
McCaskill calls the Affordable Care Act a political two-by-four that's been used to beat up political opponents. She says she hopes congressional debate on Obamacare will now focus on making it function better, rather than trying to repeal it.