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Ted Cruz Says Nigerians Behind Obamacare

October 24, 2013

Abiodun Oluwarotimi, AllAfrica

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (file photo)

In the midst of the controversies trailing the Obamacare, United States Senator Ted Cruz yesterday said that Nigerian fraudsters were the brain behind the failure of the government sponsored healthcare.

The Senator who represents Texas State in the Senate added in a press statement issued at the end of a Tea Party in Texas that fraudsters from Nigeria who majorly operate via electronic mails were responsible for the technical problems which he said had prevented users from registering online for Obamacare.

According to him, almost all the fraudulent Nigerians who deal in electronic mails scam have become a lot less active lately, stressing they had been hired to operate the Obamacare website by those people who ha alleged were hell bent on sabotaging the Scheme.

Senator Cruz who referenced the online fraud originating from Nigeria, which prompts unsuspecting recipients to wire money to fraudsters also highlighted the difficulties users face when they try to register for the government sponsored healthcare .

He however said that he would do everything in his power to prevent the implementation of the Affordable Care Act which he described as a "national nightmare"

Meanwhile, the White House has tabbed former acting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Jeff Zients to work with the team overseeing repairs to the ObamaCare website.

Zients, who served as the White House chief performance officer, was named in September as the director of the National Economic Council, and according to the administration, he will transition into that role at the end of this year.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Zients was chosen because he was "an expert in the field of effective management, stressing that the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) would be tapping his experience and expertise as they address the challenges which have come up with the administration of the website.

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