Skip to comments.Obama to address widespread health care problems - Rose Garden - Monday morning
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.
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THe incompetent clown will blame everyone but himself.
Obama: well, for starters we’ll need a couple hundred million dollars to tweak the system. That will do the trick...
Yeah? What about the 600 million dollars we've spent on the damn computer system already?
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.
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.
Suddenly appear and announce he's unhappy about something he initiated, as if he had nothing to do with it in the first place.
Obviously the gov't needs fundamental transformation, and I'm the WON to do it.
‘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.
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.
Ya mean he’s saving us !! Thank goodness....arrogant little man!!
I love it!
May Socialism be raised on the petard of bad code.
In other words he’s going to lie his ass off again and the MSM and John McCain will give him cover.
Yeah. The settled “law of the land” that he’s been going through and picking and choosing what stays in and what doesn’t.
And I'll need more money.
address this bozo:
Premiums will drop by 3000%
Obama:If You Like Your Doctor, You Can Keep Your Doctor
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.
"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.
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...
Let the lying commence.
Yes. Bachmann is right and she’s doing good work on this.
“”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?
Well, THAT’S appropriate.
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.
“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.”
"I'll do it for Five million dollars."
“I .. I .. me .. my .. I .. me .. my .. I”
The Chocolate Fuhrer speaketh...lies.
Just put that $674m in the Solyndra category.
Remark from the man who is destroying healthcare for all and the useful idiots lapping it up.
"Newman !!! ... I mean Obama !!!"
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!
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”?
Keep a gas mask handy.