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Obama focused on fixing glitches in healthcare rollout (a little comedic relief as Roma burns)
Yahoo! News ^ | 10/20/13 | Reuters

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fixing; focused; frustrated; glitches; healthcare; obama; obamacare; rollout

1 posted on 10/20/2013 3:03:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama told aides in a recent Oval Office meeting that the administration had to take responsibility

Meaning, somebody other than Obama has to take responsibility. LOL.

2 posted on 10/20/2013 3:07:28 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama is frustrated

Did Hussein hit the links this weekend?

3 posted on 10/20/2013 3:14:16 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


4 posted on 10/20/2013 3:21:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hold on to your sombrero! Here comes amnesty! The GOP is on a roll!)
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To: NormsRevenge

“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.


5 posted on 10/20/2013 3:24:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“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.


6 posted on 10/20/2013 3:26:32 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (On the evening of 10/16/13, the ailing republican party breathed its last breath.)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


7 posted on 10/20/2013 3:26:34 PM PDT by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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8 posted on 10/20/2013 3:28:06 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: NormsRevenge

9 posted on 10/20/2013 3:28:33 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
If you think the website is bad, just wait.

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 ???

10 posted on 10/20/2013 3:28:55 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Lmo56

LOL! Yup! You nailed it.


11 posted on 10/20/2013 3:31:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hold on to your sombrero! Here comes amnesty! The GOP is on a roll!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Time to hire IBM as a super contractor. (Assuming IBM wants to inherit this kludge.)


12 posted on 10/20/2013 3:34:26 PM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
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To: NormsRevenge
“Obama on Monday will turn his attention to convincing Americans that the healthcare program can be fixed, despite the initial problems.”

Just like the 2016 Olympics coming to Chicago?

13 posted on 10/20/2013 3:35:45 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

14 posted on 10/20/2013 3:37:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s the window dressing mind you...


15 posted on 10/20/2013 3:40:36 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


16 posted on 10/20/2013 4:01:47 PM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44 (22 Yr, Navy Vet))
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To: Secret Agent Man

Well said....


17 posted on 10/20/2013 4:04:09 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: NormsRevenge
Sometimes mistakes just, uh, happen.
18 posted on 10/20/2013 4:08:46 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: upchuck

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!


19 posted on 10/20/2013 4:17:30 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: NormsRevenge

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?


20 posted on 10/20/2013 4:39:05 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Lmo56

And Dr. Banglidash doesn’t even speak english.


21 posted on 10/20/2013 4:40:40 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: tennmountainman

AN EPIC FAILURE!


22 posted on 10/20/2013 5:52:10 PM PDT by inchworm
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To: NormsRevenge

Lets let Barry and Kathy S. do the coding. And when they get it working correctly and installed, ObamaDontCare can proceed.


23 posted on 10/20/2013 6:49:17 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Obama: A dark spot in this country's history.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It’s the government motto. “If you hate our problems, just wait until you see our solutions.”


24 posted on 10/20/2013 7:13:57 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: inchworm

Epic!


25 posted on 10/20/2013 7:16:42 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: tennmountainman
Obama had 3 years to build and TEST this site.

And it wasn't even tested until 4-6 days before the site went live on-line ...

26 posted on 10/20/2013 9:10:20 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama focused on fixing glitches in healthcare rollout...forget the rollout - I'm scared about what happens deep into the program when we're using ten year old technology, secret procedures to prevent the evil Republicans from finding out what we're doing, and crony contractors for developing the software to transmit our medical information amonst the various service providers - whose blood pressure readings will my family doc get - whose MRI's will my surgeon receive - this is insanity.....
27 posted on 10/20/2013 9:23:08 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: NormsRevenge

Then:
“Are you a brain surgeon?”
“No, but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.”

Now:
“Are you a brain surgeon?”
“No, I’m a navigator from ACORN. Are you registered to vote?”


28 posted on 10/20/2013 10:05:51 PM PDT by oldbill
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