Media Messages Focus on Poor Performing Health Care Website

By: National AP
By: National AP
President Barack Obama

Credit: AP

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's weekend media message is about the troubled health care website and he's asking people to give it a chance as experts work to fix it.

Obama vowed that "in the coming weeks, we are going to get it working as smoothly as it's supposed to." He assured citizens that "everyone who wants insurance through the marketplace will get it."

The administration says the website should be running much better by the end of November.

For the Republicans, Michigan Rep. Fred Upton, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, wondered whether the website's troubles are a harbinger of what's ahead for the entire health care law.

He also asked how the administration can "punish innocent Americans by forcing them to buy a product many cannot afford, from a system that does not work?


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