Larry Kocot Quoted in Article, “What Goes Wrong with Obamacare Website”

Xinhua

Larry Kocot, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the Washington, DC, office, was quoted in an article titled "What Goes Wrong with Obamacare Website."

Following is an excerpt:

The Obamacare website, through which Americans sign up and get enrolled for affordable insurance plans, has seen glitches and technical errors since it was launched on Oct. 1, arousing questions about the function and credibility of the website. ?...

Larry Kocot, visiting fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, told Xinhua that the implementation came too fast.

Since Obamacare's passage into law, many timelines have been compressed, he said, not allowing enough time for such a massive project to properly take shape.

"A project of this massive size...requires a lot of time and careful development," Kocot said of the project that has involved federal and state agencies and private sector contractors.

"The simple layman's explanation is that they just ran out of time in terms of the implementation of a very complex feat that they try to pull off," he said.

What goes on behind the website is actually more difficult, Kocot said, adding that he foresees more bumps in the road.