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Obama Asking Jewish Guy to Fix Troubled Obamacare Website

The multimillionaire Zients, ranked 25 on Fortune magazine's list of the 40 richest Americans under age 40, is able to fix anything.
OMB Director Jeffrey Zients

OMB Director Jeffrey Zients

It’s been pretty embarrassing for everyone that President Obama’s health care website is still plagued by so many technical problems, only 1 out of 10 users get to do anything with it, and it takes them, on average, 6 to 7 hours, including tech support phone calls. Of course, the fact that the program is now forever named after the president—no matter how many times the folks at MSNBC say otherwise—it’s Obamacare, and it’s abysmal.

www.healthcare.gov

www.healthcare.gov

So, who’s Obama calling for help? His Mr. Fix-it Jewish guy, his OMB Director Jeffrey Zients.

The multimillionaire Zients, who was ranked 25 on Fortune magazine’s list of the 40 richest Americans under age 40 in 2002, has a reputation for being able to fix anything. When the federal program that was handing out cash rebates to Americans trading in their clunkers for new, fuel-efficient vehicles was overrun by demand, Obama assigned Jeffrey Zients, who used his pixie dust to eliminate the backlog.

Zients managed a similar fix with a program that was designed to offer college education to veterans, but was crashing under the pressure.

Come to think of it, why is the Obama Administration so terrible with computers? Wasn’t the Obama campaign the most extensive and outreaching online fundraising marvel in human history? What happened to those wizards?

Debbie Zients, his mom, was interviewed by USA Today while having a corned beef sandwich at Eli’s kosher deli in Washington, D.C. Jeffrey Zients, a native of Kensington, Maryland, his wife Mary and their four children Sasha, Matt, Josh and Jonny, daven at the Washington Hebrew Congregation. They’re Reform, nebech. But Jeffrey can fix the shameful Obamacare interface, which is all that counts right now.

His parents are divorced. His father, Alan, is a psychoanalyst in Manhattan. His mother, Debbie, volunteers with the non-profit Women for Women.

Zients will provide short-term advice, assessments and recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services team that officials say has been working around the clock to fix www.healthcare.gov since it went live Oct. 1.

Debbie Zients told USA Today her son isn’t a computer expert, “unless it’s a new talent,” but she believes his talent will be in managing the army of tech experts in and outside the government who are trying to fix the site.

And you’re saying The Jewish Press online is slow…

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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7 Responses to “Obama Asking Jewish Guy to Fix Troubled Obamacare Website”

  1. Anonymous says:

    The ignominy and embarrassment in ineptitude that ObamaCare exemplifies is a suitable headline for the entire demoralizing and disastrous Obuma tenure: Ignorant or naive or nonthinking low-information leftards voted for a man without portfolio, with the thinnest of gossamer resumes, with a legendary roster of seething leftism and pro-Marxist and pro-muslim bushwah, though born of unwonted privilege from a nonmarriage of unprincipled hate-Americanism; now these people will have the dubious pleasure of seeing textbooks forever encapsulating their twice-told tale of vast hope over implacable experience. You elect a piece of tinny, whiny terrible, and in the can it will not transmute into anything potable, no matter how often you change the meaning of Botulinistic toxin. Throw in the Solyndras, climate hoax, oil restrictions, profligate partisanship, lack of any transparency whatsoever, epic amnesia for truth, Benghazi lies, Fast&Furious debacles, and unholy vacation narcissisms, and you surely have a record-breaking putrid mistake of Biblical proportions.

  2. Gina Gibson says:

    You would think that in a Jewish publication a headline like this would just have kudos that a Jewish guy was going to help. Ah but this is America where hate for a program most people don't even understand gets further hated on…

  3. Dorothy Myers says:

    And yet at least 40% of the people (maybe it's 37%) polled still like Obama. Maybe they can't read or don't watch TV. 52% of the voters voted for Obama last time around (not a mandate) so there's hope that the hard lesson you have outlined so articulately will be learned and the electorate won't vote for a Dem the next time around, but I won't be holding my breath. Obama's administration is a disaster because of his erosion of the separation of powers, his use of his administrative agencies (such as the NLRB) to implement policies that won't get through Congress, his use of the executive order (such as implementing part of the DREAM act that couldn't pass Congress), and his agencies ignoring court decisions against some of their actions. I certainly hope that the opposition Repubs can field a candidate that can win next time.

  4. Ora Cooper says:

    first the Repblicans said health care for all is a "shanda" (commie red thing)then they try to kill it. It cost us 24 billion bucks, they did not succeed. Then the decided tto defund it in the 4 poorest states they "bought"with the Kock bro. money. Now they see the program stumbling half starved, and all these money chocked priviledged "church or synagogue"going folks are looking at the struggle, forks in hand, are laughing with glee.. nice people ha?? Historically I can only think how the world tries to get rid of us Jews.. read the hagada:"in every generation…..

  5. Lee Warren says:

    I would tell the spade obama where to shove it!

  6. Dan Silagi says:

    I was able to set up an account two nights ago with no problem whatsoever. Took me all of 5 minutes. And nebech, Yanover, I'm a Reform Jew myself, as if that had a friggin' thing to do with it.

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