November 22nd, 2013
01:15 AM ET

Key part of was shelved

When the troubled federal health care website came online, the key "Anonymous Shopper" function was nowhere to be found - even though it passed a key test almost two weeks before launched.

That successful test, noted in documents obtained by CNN and confirmed by a source close to the project, contradicts testimony from an Obama administration official overseeing, who told lawmakers earlier this month the function was scrapped because it "failed miserably" before the October 1 launch.

Like much of the rollout, the subject has become political fodder for Republicans, who claim the decision to nix the anonymous shopper was made by administration officials worried it would produce rate estimates so high they would deter potential enrollees.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Politics • U.S.
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  1. banasy©

    The word is "unsavory." One would think that someone as supposedly brilliant as you would know that.

    November 23, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Juan Jiminez

      The problem has been known since ancient Greece. As Aristotle noted, "That which is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it."
      Regarding communism or the root word commune

      December 4, 2013 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Lol! Ok guys now THAT was funny! However, ive met Mr. Gates a few times and that isnt how he does business! Nor how he got rich! But ty very much for the lol.

    November 23, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Oh and he doesnt like Detroit, so he would never set up a division there!

    November 23, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    And @ rupert, WHAT i said is "that name no longer suits you if you're going to act like the devil incarnate!" So i guess the choice would be yours, depending on HOW you wanta act!

    November 24, 2013 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  5. Juan Jiminez

    Can I get a what what? The liberal silence is defening. Happy days Fonzi. 🙂

    November 24, 2013 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Juan Jiminez

      Not me. I know how to spell(most of the time). Haha

      November 25, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Oh yea @ Juan, you can get a what alright! Your party hasnt done one single productive thing in years! And they dont have any plans to do so! Their only focus has been sabatoging the health care act! Yea GOTP you rank #1 as traitors to the american people! Aint you proud now?

    November 24, 2013 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    GOTP~no plans to boost the economy, no plans for job growth, no plans for a balanced budget, no plans for imigration reform, and for sure no plans to FIX whats wrong with health care in this country! They do however, have a plan to work fewer days this year than last! 133 out of 365, thats 13 less than last year and a great deal less than an average person who is living in poverty! Useless!

    November 24, 2013 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      113 days next year compared to 126 this year, Chrissy. You accidentally hit the 3 twice. 🙂

      November 24, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Now can i get a what! What the he!!? Every citizen in this country should be appalled at our Congress! They are an embassessment to this nation and quite frankly, extremely overpaid! Work ethics of a toad are better than this bunch!

    November 24, 2013 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Oh and @ Juan, the word is "deafening" which is the silence im hearing from you now! Figures that you would condone these clowns, you seem to have alot in common with them!

    November 24, 2013 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Oops just re read all that it should be "embarressment"

    November 24, 2013 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Lol thanks @ banasy. Confirms their even bigger slackers!

    November 24, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Juan Jiminez

      Happy thanksgiving all. May your turkey be moist and your family happy

      November 28, 2013 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Lol @ rupert! No, if theyre talkin about me then theyre leavin everyone else alone right? And they dont even know me so big fat furry deal!

    November 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Lol @ Juan, me too (most of the time) as you can tell not always. Lol

    November 25, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Per mouth eh? I don't think you are REALLY Juan! Even if he did get a good deal he would NEVER admit it here for certain!

    November 26, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Too you as well @ Juan!

    November 28, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
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