Luke Sharrett, Associated Press
Nearly a month into the health care rollout and no end in sight to computer problems, the Obama administration says it's finally getting someone outside the government to take the lead.

WASHINGTON — Nearly a month into the health care rollout and no end in sight to computer problems, the Obama administration says it's finally getting someone outside the government to take the lead.

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Administration officials announced Friday that one of the website's subcontractors — QSSI, Inc. — is being promoted to general contractor with overall responsibility for fixing the HealthCare.gov website.

The problem-riddled site was supposed to be the online portal for uninsured Americans to get coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, but it has turned into a huge bottleneck instead.

Until now, officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had the lead role.

QSSI has built a component of the website — called the data hub — that is working relatively well.