Obama: Staff Are Working Overtime ‘Every Single Day’ To Fix Health Care Site

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obama-health-careIn his weekly radio address yesterday morning, President Barack H. Obama said that White House staff are “working overtime, 24/7” to fix the major problems in the new health insurance marketplace website.

The online insurance markets were aimed at being the portal to coverage for those who don’t get health benefits from their jobs. Middle-class Americans were to choose from subsidized private insurance plans, while low-income Americans were to choose from Medicaid.

But major problems on the site have led to widespread frustration and prompted hearings in Congress.

“As you may have heard, the site isn’t working the way it’s supposed to yet,” Obama said, stating the obvious. “That’s frustrating for all of us who have worked so hard to make sure everyone who needs it gets health care. And it’s especially frustrating for the Americans who’ve been trying to get covered…

“The site has been visited more than 20 million times so far. Nearly 700,000 people have applied for coverage already. That proves just how much demand there is for these new quality, affordable health care choices. And that’s why, in the coming weeks, we are going to get it working as smoothly as it’s supposed to. We’ve got people working overtime, 24/7, to boost capacity and address these problems, every single day..

“We’ve updated HealthCare.gov to offer more information about enrolling over the phone, by mail, or in person with a specially-trained navigator who can help answer your questions. Just call 1-800-318-2596 or visit LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov. Don’t worry. These plans will not sell out. We’re only a few weeks into a six-month open enrollment period, and everyone who wants insurance through the Marketplace will get it..

“It’s also interesting to see Republicans in Congress expressing so much concern that people are having trouble buying health insurance through the new website – especially considering they’ve spent the last few years so obsessed with denying those same people access to health insurance that they just shut down the government and threatened default over it. As I’ve said many times before, I’m willing to work with anyone, on any idea, who’s actually willing to make this law perform better. But it’s well past the time for folks to stop rooting for its failure. Because hardworking, middle-class families are rooting for its success.”

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Learn a blatt gemoreh over and over and if you don’t get it you still get “schar”. Work overtime on Obamacare you get nothing

  2. “hardworking, middle-class families” rue the day you passed this dumb law, Mr. President! You promised us that we could keep our own insurance if we wanted to and that otherwise it wouldn’t cost us more but instead this law would save us money. YOU LIED! Plain and simple.
    “I’m willing to work with anyone, on any idea, who’s actually willing to make this law perform better” Huh? If you don’t think this law performs well, then stop pushing it on the american people!

  3. They’ll never give it up — no matter how ineffective ObamaCare is — because Obama does not care if hurts people.

    All they care about is the government having more power over your life by making decisions for you rather than you doing it for yourself.

    This is the kind of thing the people in power will never ever give up. Once the government has their hands on this, they will never let go.

    People are getting adversely affected from this? Tax dollars being wasted? The central planners in Washington could care less. All they care about is lining their pockets.

    These people are insensitive Shakranim.


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