Obamacare Site Manager Says Fixes Are On-Track

Thinks it will be working smoothly for "most users" by end of the month


Jeffrey Zients, the management expert and former top White House budget aide tapped by President Obama to help fix the federal Obamacare website, said Friday his repair team is still on track to have the online portal working smoothly for the "vast majority of users" by the end of this month.

Mr. Zients said a pair of outages to HealthCare.gov's network, hosted by Verizon Terremark, set the IT experts back at times.

"This was a week in which we made progress and also ran into some roadblocks that slowed us down," he told reporters on a conference call hosted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).