Just days before the official launch of Healthcare.gov, the deputy chief information officer of CMS sent a stern email to colleagues warning of a potential "MELTDOWN."
Henry Chao, deputy chief information officer for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is sworn in to testify before the House Oversight Committee as it holds a hearing on problems implementing the Obamacare healthcare program, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. AP
Henry Chao reportedly sent the following email on Sept. 26 to various officials working on the disastrous Obamacare website:
I DO NOT WANT A REPEAT OF WHAT HAPPENED NEAR THE END OF DECEMBER 2005 WHERE MEDICARE.GOV HAD A MELTDOWN (THIS IS TO GET YOUR ATTENTION IF I DIDN’T ALREADY.
"In the previous body of the e-mail he had warned that the website’s capacity was far below what would be needed on October 1," National Review's Jonathan Strong notes.
To read the emails, click here.