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Health Site Builders Said More Testing Was Needed

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Two contractors responsible for building the Healthcare.gov website say they would have liked more time to test it.
    
The contractors say months of testing would have been better than the two weeks' worth of checks done before the website launched Oct. 1. The testing was done by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, not a specialized tech company.
    
The contractors are CGI Federal Inc. and Quality Software Services Inc.
    
Executives from the two companies testified before Congress Thursday about the failures of HealthCare.gov. The problems have become an embarrassment for the White House and have undermined President Barack Obama's health care law.
    
The companies say they've been working to fix the website's problems since it debuted.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans on a House panel looking into the government's troubled health insurance website say the problems reflect deeper flaws in the Affordable Care Act.
    
At a hearing today, they're accusing administration officials of misleading Congress with repeated assurances that the rollout of the new health care law is on track.
    
Republican Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania says, "The American people deserve something that works, or start over."
    
Democrats are acknowledging the website problems but defending the law itself. They say Republicans are trying to sabotage the law instead of fixing it. Democrat Frank Pallone of New Jersey says, "Republicans don't have clean hands coming here."
    
Lawmakers are hearing from the principal contractors responsible for the health insurance website. Executives of CGI Federal, which built the site, and QSI, which designed the part that verifies applicants' income and other personal details, are testifying. They say the Obama administration shares responsibility for the snags that have crippled the system.

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