By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com
At 12:01 AM, White House Chief Technology Officer Todd Park acknowledged to QSSI, the Columbia, Maryland firm tasked with fixing Healthcare.gov that the ACA enrollments have surpassed the 7 million mark.
Park and QSSI employees celebrated with champagne after the early morning announcement in the lobby of the building as they are not allowed to drink alcohol in the offices at QSSI. Park led the countdown into the end of the enrollment deadline and preceded with a speech to the workers where he acknowledged a the number set out by CBO was surpassed.
Park said “Everyone thought that was impossible…you actually exceeded the seven million goal.” LISTEN to Park leading the countdown: