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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 HealthCare.gov website "unacceptable" at an event this morning.

According to Reuters, Obama announced a plan to address the recent problems with HealthCare.gov 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 HealthCare.gov 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 HealthCare.gov 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 HealthCare.gov - 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 HealthCare.gov, 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 Rukkian on 10/21/2013 3:50:22 PM , Rating: 3
Not negotiating with Reps who said either repeal (or defund) ACA or shut down government is not neccessarily a bad thing. Don't shut down the government to stop something that is a law, and has made it through the supreme court. Propse a new law, put out the details to the American public, and it is supported, you should be able to get into power in the next election.

Apparently they have not learned that the strategy of only doing things to get Obama out of office did not work last year, and so far does not seem to be working out well for next year either.

I really depise Obama and what the Dems are doing, but think the obstinance and stubbornness that the Reps are doing is even worse. I wanted to vote for somebody to replace obama (and most of the other dems) but with what they offered up, it was a no brainer in my book to stay with what we have.


RE: Bogus
By Reclaimer77 on 10/21/2013 6:06:23 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Propse a new law, put out the details to the American public, and it is supported, you should be able to get into power in the next election.


Okay what about this are you not understanding? The ACA is law. Proposing new laws on top of the ACA would be horrible. Until ACA is repealed, you cannot simply propose ANOTHER sweeping health-care law. ACA is so vast-reaching, so all-encompassing, there's just no way to tip toe around it with further legislation.

quote:
I really depise Obama and what the Dems are doing, but think the obstinance and stubbornness that the Reps are doing is even worse.


That's one huge contradiction.

Obama and Reid have routinely made statements to the effect that because they won the election, they see no need to engage in the Democratic process. The Republicans can just go screw off basically.

I'm not saying the Republicans have handled this all that great. But the amount of vitriol coming from the Left and the President has been unbelievable. The President blames them for everything, insults them at every turn, mocks their position and policies...it's just incredible.

And then people like you view them as cranky "obstinate" obstructionists!? They represent millions of Americans, remember? We're supposed to have a voice through our Representatives. When you effectively stonewall half of Congress from the Democratic process, I fail to see how that can lead to a favorable outcome.


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