Nolan calls on Obama to fire people over health care website woes


Minnesota Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan says federal employees should lose their jobs over the problems with the national health insurance exchange.

After a briefing with health officials Wednesday, Nolan told reporters President Obama should "find out who was responsible and fire them," the Associated Press reports.

The AP says the Democrats requested the update and called it unacceptable that the debut of the website was so flawed. Nolan also called on the President to tell Congress when the problems will be fixed.

The Washington Post reports the conservative group Americans for Prosperity is running ads in several competitive House districts criticizing the problems with the website.

To date, Nolan's eighth district race in northeastern Minnesota is not among them. But his re-election bid is showing signs that it may be competitive. Last week's campaign finance reports showed Republican challenger Stewart Mills III raised about twice as much money as Nolan last quarter.

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