Reuters offers this analysis:
Healthcare.gov: Private shame, public blame - Nicholas Wapshott http://reut.rs/1iRM9HX
Obamacare may be a government-run enterprise, but the profound errors in building the site were overwhelmingly due to the incompetence of the private sector.
This is not just an example of a public enterprise failing, but the government investing too much faith in the efficiency of the private company that failed to build and deliver an operating site in good time. In the interest of political point scoring, private sector inadequacies are being passed off as inherent faults of the public sector.
The Department of Health and Human Services was in the position familiar to any hapless client when faced with buying software or devising a website. Public servants provided a specification to established web designers, only to find themselves adrift on a sea of incomprehensible technical jargon, mendacity, foolhardiness and obfuscation.