BTW- Best of The Week 10/25/13

October 25, 2013 - 4:56 PM

The flawed HealthCare.gov website and its myriad of "glitches" were the focus of lawmakers and the rest of America as CNSNews.com looks back at the Best of The Week.

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on Thursday grilled Cheryl Campbell, senior vice president of CGI Federal Inc., the company that built the Obamacare health-insurance exchange website, on language hidden in source code on the site that says applicants have “no reasonable expectation of privacy.”

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) went primate on the issue, accusing Republicans on the committee of holding a “monkey court” and trying to scare Americans away from signing up for Obamacare.

The “glitches” with the Healthcare.gov website don’t remind me of primates as much as they do ED-209 - another electronic device aimed at helping people comply with a law that suffered from a “glitch” - from the movie "Robocop."

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is steering clear of signing up via the website. In an interview on CNN Tuesday night, Sebelius said she wouldn’t be enrolling in the problem-plagued health insurance system that she was charged to implement.

When Obamacare is fully implemented on Jan. 1, 2014, Americans earning up to 400 percent of the poverty level will qualify for a federal subsidy to buy health insurance. That subsidy may increase the 49.2 percent of Americans already receiving benefits from one or more government programs.

One thing that isn’t in the headlines anymore is the partial government shutdown. But, as MRCTV found out, it still holds a warm place in the hearts and minds of the many who don’t realize that it’s over.

These stories and more can be found on CNSNews.com