Obama calls trusted fixer to help health care site
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has called in a trusted fixer to help correct problems with the new federal health care website.
The White House says Jeffrey Zients will assist a team that is said to be working around the clock on the site.
Since it opened Oct. 1, a rash of technical problems has turned it into an administration embarrassment as well as a source of frustration for uninsured people trying to buy health insurance.
Zients is a longtime management consultant who joined the administration in 2009 in the dual role of deputy director of the White House budget office and chief performance officer.
He left government earlier this year but is returning next year as the president's chief economic adviser, directing the National Economic Council.
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