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Gibbs Again Calls for Heads to Roll Over Obamacare Website Rollout

'If this were to happen in the private sector, somebody would have probably already lost their job.'

7:41 AM, Nov 18, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Former press secretary Robert Gibbs again called for heads to roll in the government after the botched rollout of the Obamacare website. He made the remarks today on the Today Show:

Said the NBC host Savannah Guthrie, "If you boil this whole thing down I think it comes down to two core issues: the competence of the government, that's the website glitches, and the president's own credibility with the whole, if you want to keep your plan, you can. How do you repair credibility?"  

"Well," said the former top aide to Obama, "I think, look, in the short-term ... they're just going to have to slog it through and fix the website. That's the key there. I think longer term and credibility, I think they're going to have to give people confidence not just in health care but in other aspects of government and I think they're going to have to hold somebody accountable for the botched roll out and the website not working--somebody at HHS or a group of people."

"You think somebody should lose their job?"  

"I think if this were to happen in the private sector, somebody would have probably already lost their job and I think the only way to restore ultimate confidence in going forward is to make sure that whoever was in charge of this isn't in charge of the long-term health care plan."

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