In other words, they have no chance of meeting Obama’s November 30th deadline.

Update: What a friggen disaster. Without a working payments system nobody can fully enroll.

(Politico) — A key official in the development of the Obamacare website said he never saw documents warning about potential stumbles and admitted Tuesday that a sizable portion of its IT support has yet to be built.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Deputy Chief Information Officer Henry Chao told lawmakers that 30 percent to 40 percent of the IT system that supports the federal exchange needs to be developed and tested.

“We still need to build the payments systems to make the payments” to insurers in January, he said at an Energy & Commerce oversight subcommittee hearing.

HT: Phil Kerpen

Update: Politico got it wrong, CMS is saying 60-70% needs to be built. (HT: NRO)