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Obama to address widespread health care problems - Rose Garden - Monday morning
Houston Chronicle ^ | JULIE PACE

Posted on 10/21/2013 6:55:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to acknowledge that widespread problems with his health care law's rollout are unacceptable, as the administration scrambles to fix the cascade of computer issues.

Obama was scheduled to speak Monday from the Rose Garden, his first health care-focused event since the scope of the problems became apparent. The troublesome rollout of the health care exchanges has been a glaring embarrassment for Obama's signature legislative achievement.

White House officials say the president will discuss steps the administration is taking to address the failures, including ramping up staffing at call centers where people can apply for insurance by phone. The Department of Health and Human Services says it is also bringing in technology experts from inside and outside of government to help diagnose the issues.

HHS, in a memo released Sunday, said it was also putting in place "tools and processes to aggressively monitor and identify parts of HealthCare.gov where individuals are encountering errors or having difficulty using the site, so we can prioritize and fix them."

Obama will be flanked at the Rose Garden event by people the White House says have already enrolled during the first three weeks of sign-ups. Enrollment figures are being closely guarded by the administration, which plans to release the first round of data in mid-November.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: economy; healthcare; obama; obamacare; obamacarerollout; obamapresser
Oct 21, 2013 - NRO - Corner:

Zero Obamacare Enrollments in New York

Huffington Post’s Stein: ‘Almost Criminal’ No One Beta-Tested Obamacare Websites

HealthCare.Gov Needs Five Million Code Lines Rewritten

1 posted on 10/21/2013 6:55:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

THe incompetent clown will blame everyone but himself.


2 posted on 10/21/2013 6:58:39 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obama: well, for starters we’ll need a couple hundred million dollars to tweak the system. That will do the trick...


3 posted on 10/21/2013 6:59:06 AM PDT by refermech
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To: BenLurkin
Hitler learns about the Obamacare Exchanges
4 posted on 10/21/2013 7:00:36 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
President Barack Obama is expected to acknowledge that widespread problems with his health care law's rollout are unacceptable,

Yeah? What about the 600 million dollars we've spent on the damn computer system already?

5 posted on 10/21/2013 7:00:49 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wanna bet he says....one year delay....not because of the problems but because this self funding program isn’t and won’t produce any funds. It’s just a scam to not only access your bank account but also to do away with the look behind attached to Medicare.


6 posted on 10/21/2013 7:02:10 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Texas Eagle

When Obummer starts b*tching about the evil Repubs blocking the “settled law of the land” and that the website problems are because the Repubs were making life miserable (thus the lack of transparency & inability to shop without giving up all but your firstborn), the Repubs need to pound back about the millions and millions that have been WASTED already with a crippled, ridiculous website. The R’s have the upper hand here .... I’m betting they continue to be the General Custer Caucus.


7 posted on 10/21/2013 7:05:39 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: Sacajaweau
This is classic Obumbo.

Suddenly appear and announce he's unhappy about something he initiated, as if he had nothing to do with it in the first place.

8 posted on 10/21/2013 7:06:03 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
This is W's fault and I'm going to focus like a laser beam during the effort of getting it fixed.

Obviously the gov't needs fundamental transformation, and I'm the WON to do it.

9 posted on 10/21/2013 7:06:51 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

‘Glitch’ has been and will be the continued meme for this EPIC failure. I won’t even listen. He’s supposed to have a parade of enrollees, etc. surrounding him. Eff him and his ‘staged’ performances.
Fox news even ran the headline...”President VOWS to fix the website” or something to that effect.

I HATE the way the term VOW is thrown around so casually. It’s as bad as the overused term ‘thwart’. Do these writers have access to a Thesaurus????? ugh.. pet peeve/rant off.


10 posted on 10/21/2013 7:07:25 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Sacajaweau
"one year delay"

14 month delay more likely. Smart money saw this coming way off.
11 posted on 10/21/2013 7:08:35 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Don't like Gramnesty? Support Lee Bright www.brightforsenate.com/)
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To: Texas Eagle
Yeah? What about the 600 million dollars we've spent on the damn computer system already?

And the website cost spent by Obama steamrolling this program on the country is just one part of the costs to the taxpayer. Calculate the untold B$$$$$$ this has cost the country because it has been an anchor on our economy - and the human wreckage left in it's wake. And it isn't even up and running. Wait until we see what's in store once that awful event crashes down on us.

12 posted on 10/21/2013 7:09:18 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Ya mean he’s saving us !! Thank goodness....arrogant little man!!


13 posted on 10/21/2013 7:11:16 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I love it!

May Socialism be raised on the petard of bad code.


14 posted on 10/21/2013 7:11:50 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("So the minimum plan for obamacare is 100 bucks a month I like you Obama but nigga I'm broke")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

In other words he’s going to lie his ass off again and the MSM and John McCain will give him cover.


15 posted on 10/21/2013 7:12:22 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: BenLurkin
I can't wait until he starts blaming "Tea Party terrorists" for hacking and sabotaging the ACA code.


16 posted on 10/21/2013 7:14:08 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: MissMagnolia

Yeah. The settled “law of the land” that he’s been going through and picking and choosing what stays in and what doesn’t.


17 posted on 10/21/2013 7:14:51 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Paladin2
“Obviously the gov’t needs fundamental transformation, and I'm the WON to do it.”

***

And I'll need more money.

18 posted on 10/21/2013 7:16:01 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

address this bozo:

“Premiums will drop by 3000%”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3019102/posts

“Obama:‘If You Like Your Doctor, You Can Keep Your Doctor’”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2272308/posts


19 posted on 10/21/2013 7:18:33 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If Barry can be “flanked” in his Rose Garden by all the people who signed up for his “healthcare”, the number of people signed up must not be very large. I imagine they just hired some morons and gave them each a “sob story” to regurgitate to the “media”. Probably SEIU workers.


20 posted on 10/21/2013 7:22:31 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hold on to your sombrero! Here comes amnesty! The GOP is on a roll!)
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To: BenLurkin
THe incompetent clown will blame everyone but himself.

"Folks remember when the i-phone came out and there was a glitch. Apple didn't pull the product, they fixed it. We're Americans, we fix things."

Isn't that pretty much what he said the first week in October? I bet we'll hear the same thing again, with a lot more "in's" instead of "ing's" to explain it to us.

21 posted on 10/21/2013 7:27:15 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As predicted, the portrayal is of a website problem.

When we know that isn’t the problem AT ALL.

Is there a website problem - yes, a DEBACLE.

But that isn’t what’s really wrong.

I’m torn because I still have a few bones to pick with Michele Bachmann, but I’ll give her credit where it’s due -

I like what I heard her say in the media - forget which outlet - that under obamacare, the federal government will PENALIZE AMERICANS FOR NOT BUYING A PRODUCT THEY DO NOT WANT AND CANNOT AFFORD, FROM A WEBSITE THAT DOES NOT WORK.

That was really good...


22 posted on 10/21/2013 7:31:07 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." (Glenn Beck))
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To: Pearls Before Swine; All
CBS News: Healthcare.Gov Creating Duplicates, Angering Insurance Companies

AP: WH Withholding Enrollment Numbers From Public

23 posted on 10/21/2013 7:32:23 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Let the lying commence.


24 posted on 10/21/2013 7:33:27 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: txrangerette

Yes. Bachmann is right and she’s doing good work on this.


25 posted on 10/21/2013 7:34:07 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“”Obama will be flanked at the Rose Garden event by people the White House says have already enrolled during the first three weeks of sign-ups.””

Of course, he will - even if every single one of them voted for him and is lying for him now!

He’s afraid to appear alone. Does he also sleep with a teddy bear?


26 posted on 10/21/2013 7:45:28 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Zero” huh.

Well, THAT’S appropriate.


27 posted on 10/21/2013 7:56:37 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

It’s going to be interesting to find out how many times he say “Let me make this perfectly clear” and “I have directed” in his best Angry Black Man routine.


28 posted on 10/21/2013 7:57:09 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“If it weren’t for those troublesome Republicans, Obamacare would be working wonderfully.”

“If it weren’t for those troublesome Tea Party people, Obamacare would be working wonderfully.”

“If it weren’t for Ted Cruz, Obamacare would be working wonderfully.”


29 posted on 10/21/2013 8:12:20 AM PDT by PogySailor
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
HealthCare.Gov Needs Five Million Code Lines Rewritten

"I'll do it for Five million dollars."


30 posted on 10/21/2013 8:36:36 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“I .. I .. me .. my .. I .. me .. my .. I”


31 posted on 10/21/2013 8:41:04 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Chocolate Fuhrer speaketh...lies.


32 posted on 10/21/2013 8:43:07 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Texas Eagle

Just put that $674m in the Solyndra category.


33 posted on 10/21/2013 9:03:07 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: central_va
"Healthcare is not for the privileged few but a right for all Americans to enjoy!" - Obama, WH Rose Garden

"clap-clap-clap"

Remark from the man who is destroying healthcare for all and the useful idiots lapping it up.

34 posted on 10/21/2013 9:03:16 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: UCANSEE2

"Newman !!! ... I mean Obama !!!"

35 posted on 10/21/2013 9:14:02 AM 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: Cincinatus' Wife; All

The healthcare fiasco is a tempest in a teapot. All that Footstompy O’Stalin has to do is threaten to shoot the website programmers by sundown if the code isn’t fixed. That’s realistic, isn’t it? The trains WILL run on time, or else, dammit!


36 posted on 10/21/2013 9:27:46 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As usual I couldn’t watch more than a couple of minutes of this clown. I am so tired of the “Lame Brain Blame Game”
It’s the Republicans, hurricanes, Bush’s, flood, drought, reactor meltdown’s fault! It’s never never never his fault. I wonder if he ever heard of the President who said “The Buck Stops Here”?


37 posted on 10/21/2013 12:34:42 PM PDT by mistfree (Their & There, they're not the same)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Keep a gas mask handy.


38 posted on 10/21/2013 5:53:15 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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