NBC News officials say they have been told, by White House officials, that the deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act will be delayed.
The White House has pushed back the deadline to apply for Obamacare from Feb. 15 to the end of March 2014.In the three weeks since the Obamacare website launched, on October 1, the glitches continue on healthcare.gov and on Wednesday health insurance executives met at the White House.
"We did not expect or anticipate the scale of the problems that have occurred and that's on us," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said.
A new report has also found that some of those trying to sign up for Obamacare are being quoted one price on the website but will, in fact, have to pay much more.
An AP news report filed Wednesday, by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Alan Fram, said that "the Obama administration acknowledges its problem-plagued health insurance website didn't get enough testing before going live. It says technicians were deep into the job of fixing major computer snags but provides no timetable."
Project developers told The Associated Press they were concerned whether the site could be ready in time and complained about what they saw as unrealistic deadlines. They spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they feared they would otherwise be fired.
According to the AP, President Barack Obama has called in Jeffrey Zients to help correct problems with the new federal health care website.
Zients has served as deputy director of the White House budget office and chief performance officer.