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Monday, October 21, 2013

President Obama defends Affordable Care Act, vows improvements

Posted By on Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 11:23 AM

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With the government running again, attention turns to the troubled beginning of the on-line system for enrolling in the expanded health insurance options provided by the federal Affordable Care Act.

President Obama took the subject on today. He defended the law. It's not just a website, he noted, while conceding the startup of the website had not "worked as smoothly as it was supposed to work."

An understatement.

He vows improvement.

"We've got people working overtime, 24/7, to boost capacity and address the problems," Obama said. "Experts from some of America's top private sector tech companies who, by the way, have seen things like this happen before. They want it to work. They're reaching out, they're offering to send help. We've had some of the best I.T. talent in the entire country join the team and we're well into a tech surge to fix the problem."

CNN has video here.

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