I read a fair amount of ACA news, but I really have no idea the answer to one question: To what extent should the various mostly minor delays and glitches -- such as this one -- be attributed to:
1. Poor execution (and if so, is the the WH? Specific agencies? The states?);
2. Poor construction of the legislation to begin with (and if so, who specifically was responsible?);
3. Implementation underfunding insisted on by House Republicans;
4. Other GOP obstruction;
5. Just general "things happen" when you try to launch large, complex programs.
Or, of course, something else I'm not thinking of.
I realize that the most urgent need for reporting is on what exactly these glitches are and how they will matter, but I do hope we eventually get some good digging into what was responsible for those things didn't go right -- and, while they're at it, why some things did go smoothly.
And in the meantime, I'd love to see some informed speculation about how important each of these five (or more) factors have been. Here, for example, is (anti-ACA) Philip Klein opting for door #2; pro-ACA Jonathan Cohn, however, seems to be thinking door #5. What about it, ACA rollout reporters and close observers?