Republicans ended up giving the White House some unintended political cover over the past two weeks, as the government shutdown and threat of default overshadowed the deeply flawed rollout of ObamaCare’s new insurance marketplaces. But the shutdown is now in the rearview mirror, and healthcare.gov — the main portal for consumers to access ObamaCare’s exchanges — is still facing serious technical problems.
Congressional Republicans are eager to distance themselves from the failure of the shutdown — an effort to cripple ObamaCare that ended up backfiring, distracting the public from the law’s real problems. And they’re eager to push the focus back to the White House’s problems, rather than their own.
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