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Sen. Bill Nelson: Fix health care website now, pin blame later

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Sen. Bill Nelson said that although glitches plaguing the federal health care exchange website are "inexcusable," now isn't the time to find and reprimand those responsible.

The Florida Democrat told reporters in Tampa on Wednesday that the Obama administration should fix the computer glitches now and figure out "whoever was responsible and continued to misinform the president" later.

Nelson's comments echoed an interview a day earlier in which he told Miami's ABC affiliate the White House should "wait and get the thing up and running and then determine and let somebody be held accountable."

“That’s the problem in government today," he added. “People are not held to account.”

Nelson, who supports President Obama's health care law, declined to place blame on any one individual, agency or company for problems with the website.

Healthcare.gov, a federally run website designed to help residents of 36 states find health coverage, debuted Oct. 1. But the site has been fraught with problems, and the Obama administration is feeling pressure on how to fix them.

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Sean Lengell

Congressional Correspondent
The Washington Examiner