So it's not possible that there were issues and delays that didn't make it's way back to the POTUS? I'm not trying to excuse the President, it was his job to pick the right person to lead the rollout and his choice didn't work out. But ultimately the blame falls on Sebelius, it was her job.
Hail to the King baby!
She stuck with it until Obama spiked the football and no, I don't take this administrations data too seriously either.
Sebellius WAS a part of the problem and should, IMO be vilified extensively.
This law really hurt allot of Americans, and she stood right there and perpetuated the lies and misinformation while millions lost their plans and were forced to look for comparable policies at a much higher cost.
She should be held accountable for her actions.
" If no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else ? "
From what I had read awhile ago (on my phone so have to pull links later) Sebelius was supposed to have the exchange development under her control, but it got moved to Medicare and Medicaid services because they didn't think they'd get the funds needed and the spending could be buried, making it harder for Republicans to try to stop the money flow
Supposedly the team got chopped up over a few different offices after the move, then you had the issue with Government contract process being terrible, thus getting the very poor company. That company was apparently under-staffing the project, and it was just a total mess. It didn't help that supposedly politics held back getting work done on the design of the site until 2012 (if memory serves me right). NPR did some pretty informative reports on it, and wish I had my links right now.
I'm not up on exactly all Sebelius did, from what I had read, it sounded like it was the project head, one of the major contracted companies, and the white house that was to blame for the site. For other issues, can't tell you.
Okay, got the link, it was actually the Washington Post, not NPR as I remembered (doh!), though NPR did some coverage as well more on the contract issue. They did have one about how CGI Federal (The one I couldn't remember the name of) and QSSI were not friendly, and CGI was understaffed. Both are fairly long, not pages long but not a few paragraph blurbs either (just to warn):
Internal Emails Reveal Warnings HealthCare.gov Wasn't Ready : All Tech Considered : NPR
HealthCare.gov: How political fear was pitted against technical needs - The Washington Post
As for the general topic, the same article in the OP points out that the President want someone who was a better manager in charge of HHS and Sebelius felt it would be better to have someone in charge that doesn't draw the same amount of political ire. In other words, it is mostly about politics (which isn't surprising, everything in Washington (Democrat or Republican) is usually about politics imo.)