Is Obamacare’s ‘Tech Surge’ Real?

Ezra Klein | Washington Post | October 23, 2013

On Sunday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a major "tech surge" to save the health-care exchanges. "Our team is bringing in some of the best and brightest from both inside and outside government to scrub in with the team and help improve," they promised.

This is exactly what most everyone wanted to hear: The Silicon Valley cavalry is riding to the rescue.

But in the days since, the White House has been extraordinarily secretive about who, exactly, is involved in this surge. On Tuesday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius offered the first name, saying she'd brought "Jeff Zients on board to work in close cooperation with our HHS team to provide management advice and counsel."