O site associado ao novo programa, healthcare.gov, foi rapidamente abaixo e Obama comparou esta stuação ao lançamento de novos produtos da Apple. Em declarações ao WashingtonPost Obama afirma que pode sempre haver erros nas primeiras fases que serão, com o tempo, corrigidos tal como os produtos da Apple.
Lê aqui (em inglês) as declarações de Barack Obama
Now, like every new law, every new product roll-out, there are going to be some glitches in the sign-up process along the way that we will fix. I’ve been saying this from the start. For example, we found out that there have been times this morning where the site’s been running more slowly than it normally will.
And we’re going to be speeding things up in the next few hours to handle all of this demand that exceeds anything that we had expected. Consider that just a couple of weeks ago, Apple rolled out a new mobile operating system, and within days, they found a glitch, so they fixed it. I don’t remember anybody suggesting Apple should stop selling iPhones or iPads or threatening to shut down the company if they didn’t. That’s not how we do things in America. We don’t actively root for failure. We get to work, we make things happen, we make them better, we keep going.