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He'll do so at an event today at 11:25 a.m.

U.S. President Barack Obama has called the issues with the website "unacceptable" at an event this morning.

According to Reuters, Obama announced a plan to address the recent problems with at an event today in the White House Rose Garden. Consumers, pharmacists and business owners were in attendance. 

With the rollout of Obamacare on October 1, a key part of the program is consumer accessibility to in order to select new insurance plans. The idea behind it is to bring health insurance to Americans that have gone without, and it also doesn't prevent those with pre-existing conditions to apply. 

But the White House didn't expect to see the amount of traffic it did when Obamacare began. Within the first 10 days, there were over 19 million visits to the site. This led to many technical problems with the site, such as jumbled text, error messages and delays with loading pages. 

Obama even compared the glitchy website to iOS 7.

Obama sees this as a serious issue and addressed it today, calling it unacceptable" and planning new ways for Americans to get insurance exchanges despite site issues. 

"The president will directly address the technical problems with - troubles that he and his team find unacceptable - and discuss the actions he has pushed for to make it easier for consumers to comparison shop and enroll for insurance while work continues around the clock to improve the website," said a White House official.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), fixes are being made to the site, but it's not all bad. It said people have been successful in other tasks on, such as verifying eligibility. 

"Individuals have been able to verify their eligibility for credits, enabling them to shop for, and enroll in, low- or even no-cost health plans," said HHS. "We have updated the site several times with new code that includes bug fixes. Our team has called in additional help to solve some of the more complex technical issues we are encountering."

As of last Saturday night, it was reported that almost half a million Americans applied for health insurance as part of Obamacare. 

Source: Reuters

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RE: Bogus
By Reclaimer77 on 10/21/2013 2:42:51 PM , Rating: 2
The premise that the republicans need an alternative big-Government plan kind of defeats the point, doesn't it?

Big-Goverent getting involved in healthcare to "fix' things is why we have the mess we have.

And let's be real, Republicans HAVE made many great proposals! The Democrats and the President treat any proposal that isn't designed to grow the deficit and expand Government as a non:starter.

RE: Bogus
By tayb on 10/21/13, Rating: -1
RE: Bogus
By Reclaimer77 on 10/21/13, Rating: 0
RE: Bogus
By KCjoker on 10/21/2013 6:31:48 PM , Rating: 2
It's not BS, just look how Gov't runs things it's a fact they are insanely inefficient. And the Repubs have given specific ideas just the Libs don't like them. First we need TORT reform, second we need competition across state lines. Last but not least we need ALL hospitals to have concrete info on what they charge for their services. Why should I blindly visit hospital A for a hip replacement for 10K if hospital B does the same for 5K for example. Now YOU can shut up instead of being a champion for big Gov't which is destroying this country.

RE: Bogus
By Reclaimer77 on 10/21/2013 6:39:00 PM , Rating: 2
Exactly. Big Government BS??

Let's take a look at Social Security and Medicare, shall we? Some of the worst programs, offering the lowest quality care, and they are like 40 TRILLION in debt!

And these are the people we want running the health insurance of every citizen in the country???

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