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The massive federal online system designed to enroll Americans in private health plans in 36 states was not tested enough before the Oct. 1 launch of the health insurance marketplaces, the CMS communications chief told reporters Thursday.

Shortly after the House Energy and Commerce Committee grilled the lead contractors working on the federal exchange about the host of problems associated with the Web portal for Americans to buy health insurance, the CMS held a teleconference with reporters to provide what the agency called an “operational update” on the health insurance exchanges. At the House hearing Thursday morning, some of the contractors said they had expressed concerns about a lack of sufficient testing well before the go-live date three weeks ago.