A Republican congressman said Tuesday that American taxpayers shouldn't have to pick up the tab for repairs to the troubled Affordable Care Act website, HealthCare.gov.
Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) told Fox News that President Barack Obama "ought to reimburse the American people for any cost that's associated with fixing or replacing" the website, which has been plagued by glitches since its launch earlier this month.
"Here's one thing I will tell you, Bill, the President ought to reimburse the American people for any cost that's associated with fixing or replacing this website. Over $400 million have been spent. It's been a flawed rollout. It's a waste of taxpayer dollars. The American people need to be reimbursed."
Obama has publicly expressed contrition for the website's issues, and an administration official apologized for the less than stellar rollout on Tuesday. Federal officials said Monday that two of the website's glitches have been fixed.
I am literally sick of this non-stop GOP tragicomedy attacking the health care website. As if a new website was never launched without glitches! As if the GOP gives a shit if Americans have health care! If Rep. Johnson was truly concerned with expense to the American people, he would be reimbursing us for the $24 BILLION hit to our economy while his party held the country hostage during the shutdown that he publicly supported.
Otherwise, shut the f*@k up, Mr. Johnson, you bore me.