Skip to comments.Obama focused on fixing glitches in healthcare rollout (a little comedic relief as Roma burns)
Posted on 10/20/2013 3:03:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is frustrated by the problems with the rollout of his signature healthcare reform and the administration intends to fix them.
Fresh from the U.S. budget battles, Obama on Monday will turn his attention to convincing Americans that the healthcare program can be fixed, despite the initial problems.
Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the administration was determined to repair the technical glitches in the online insurance exchanges that are a central part of the program known as "Obamacare," which launched on October 1.
"I think that there's no one more frustrated than the president at the difficulty in the website," Lew said. He said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services "has got plans to fix this and it has to fix this. It has to be done right."
Obama told aides in a recent Oval Office meeting that the administration had to take responsibility for the fact that the website was not ready on time. He is expected to address that in his remarks on Monday.
Administration officials are expected to travel the country in the coming weeks to encourage people to sign up on the exchanges, targeting areas where there are high percentages of uninsured, according to one official.
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Meaning, somebody other than Obama has to take responsibility. LOL.
Did Hussein hit the links this weekend?
If you think the website is bad, just wait. These are the same people who will be making your healthcare decisions for you. Good luck with that! Welcome to the “fundamentally transformed” Obamanation.
“It has to be done right.”
No, it HAD to be done right. They took a year and a half and they DID NOT DO IT RIGHT.
None of this “has to be done right”. They Fuster Clucked it up, they took a lot of time and 666 million dollars. To NOT DO IT RIGHT.
IT HAS FAILED. MSM is just propping up the admin. IT IS A FAILURE.
Any other admin rolled this piece of crap out after ALL THE MONEY PISSED AWAY and 18 months pissed away, and it was their SIGNATURE ACHIEVEMENT of the administration,
the press would be skewering them to death, the democrats would be calling for investigations and hearings and impeachment and all that.
“Obama on Monday will turn his attention to convincing Americans that the healthcare program can be fixed, despite the initial problems.”
Anything he turns his attention to explodes. Maybe 0bamacare will break his laser like focus on job creation and expanding the economy. One can only hope.
focusing on the website and software is the way that the leftists divert attention from the main issue.
Obama care is the largest and most regressive tax ever on the middle class.
It will bleed middle class assets into the medico-industrial complex.
The government'll sign you up, it'll take your money, but where will it be on Jan. 1st when you have to drive 50 miles to get to your new healthcare provider and then find out that your new doctor is Dr. Ashraf Bombay with a degree from the University of Bangladesh ???
LOL! Yup! You nailed it.
Time to hire IBM as a super contractor. (Assuming IBM wants to inherit this kludge.)
Just like the 2016 Olympics coming to Chicago?
It’s the window dressing mind you...
What would be greatly appreciated would be for (__)o(__)bama to keep his mouth shut until the health care law (failure?) is fully fixed or abolished.
The State of Oregon used ORACLE to build it’s Exhange website....and THEY couldn’t even get it done...$82 million so far, and not one person signed up....It’s a MASSIVE CONTROL the POEONS website....that’s why it won’t work!
Lets see: Obama had 3 years to build and TEST this site. Obama paid
over 600 million to his cronies to build it. And now he is going to pay
millions to more cronies to fix it.
If these hacks cannot even build a website that works, how are they going
to build a functional network?