Sen. Feinstein and Rep. Rogers Propose Taking Obamacare Site Offline Until It's Fixed

Launch didn't go that well


Both Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that the HealthCare.gov website should go offline until it is fully functional.

The website has been plagued by problems since its Oct. 1 launch. Earlier this month, President Obama appointed former CEO Jeffrey Zients, one of his economic advisors, to lead a "tech surge" intended to fix the site by the end of November.

"It's pretty clear, I think, to those of us who have been watching this rollout, that the technological base was not sufficient, and that the website didn't function," said Feinstein, who added that she told White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough that she thought the administration should take the site down "until it was right."