President Obama to address glitches in Health Care website

Ever since the site was launched, people looking into health insurance exchanges have had problems getting the information they need.
October 21, 2013 5:55:53 AM PDT
Ever since the site was launched, people looking into health insurance exchanges have had problems getting the information they need.

The president will talk about what the White House is doing to fix the problems with the Affordable Care Act website. Ever since the site was launched, people looking into health insurance exchanges have had problems getting the information they need.

The pressure has been building on the Obama administration after the troubled roll out of the president's health care plan. So much of the outrage being leveled at the website, healthcare.gov, that wasn't ready in time.

"This is unacceptable. It has to be changed but any system that deals with that many millions of people frequently does have a glitch. Again this is unacceptable," said Rep. Nancy Pelosi, (D) California.

Monday morning, the president will address the website woes during a speech in the Rose Garden. The White House has already said it's been working around the clock to fix the site.

Over the weekend, the senator who led the fight to dismantle the health care plan, got a hero's welcome at home in Texas. "The fight, in my opinion, needs to stay focused on stopping the disaster that is Obamacare," said Sen.Ted Cruz, (R) Texas.

Angry Republicans are calling for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to testify at a hearing on Thursday. But so far, her office said she is unavailable.

Of the seven million people projected to sign up for coverage, only a fraction -- less than half a million -- have filed applications. And it is not clear how many have actually enrolled.


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