Obamacare's Problems Involve More Than a Glitchy Website

It's unclear if enough young people will sign up through exchanges


President Barack Obama has said it again and again: Obamacare is more than just a website. And he's right — the Affordable Care Act's benefits aren't limited to healthcare.gov.

Neither are its hangups.

The range of issues and potential issues runs the gamut, from the truly glitchy — the small and likely solvable — to much more serious threats to the viability of the health exchanges at the heart of Obamacare.

White House officials insist all will work once the website is up, running and easy to use. But the intensity of the national focus on the website has saved them from having to answer questions about other potentially damaging issues that have arisen either outside the virtual confines of healthcare.gov or in conjunction with troubled portal.