It is doubtful that Roberts will have any impact. Although he is a member of the two committees with jurisdiction on Obamacare - he was an outspoken opponent of Obamacare, and it still passed. But it does not help that the Obama administration is so accommodating in giving critics the ammo they need.
According to Reuters, the expense to construct the Website nearly tripled to $292 million as the Obama administration kept pouring money into it. The contractor, CGI Federal in Montreal, Canada, is coming under scrutiny.
Scott Amey, from the D.C. watchdog group the Project on Government Oversight, told Reuters, "Why this went from a ceiling of $93.7 million to $292 million is hard to fathom."
Chris Jacobs, a senior policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation, summed it up this way.
"We think this is further evidence why the law is unworkable," Jacobs said. "The administration had three and a half years to get this to work properly, and it has failed. We should not be forcing buy health insurance through a website anyway and this may be a precursor to what happens come January."
--Written by Michael P. Tremoglie for MainStreet