White House: Enroll in Obamacare, but not too fast
November 27th, 2013
12:25 PM ET
9 months ago

White House: Enroll in Obamacare, but not too fast

Update 1:53 p.m. ET, 11/27/2013

Washington (CNN) - It's a welcome sign with a caveat.

President Barack Obama and Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are urging people to try again on the problem-plagued Obamacare website, insisting it will work better by Saturday's self-imposed deadline to improve its performance from last month's botched launch.

FULL STORY

Filed under: Obamacare • White House
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    That's just a joke.........we all know they can't get something it took 3.5 yrs. to botch, fixed in 3 weeks.

    November 27, 2013 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  2. sonny chapman

    Boy, if all the Red States w/Repub. Govs, would put their eligible people on medicaid & would operate a State Ins. Exchange like Kentucky, this THING might actually work as Govt./Free Market Hybrid Entity. But that might make Obama look good. Ah yes, Country Over Party. P.S.-why don't one of these Red State 'Christian" Gov. ask Pope Francis what he thinks of their tactic. He might say WWJD-"Feed them yourselves"-Luke 9,13.

    November 27, 2013 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  3. Woman In California

    President Barack Obama and Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are urging people to try again on the problem-plagued Obamacare website, insisting it will work better by Saturday's self-imposed deadline

    The president's success depends on his keeping quiet. Each time he's tried to give the T-Publicans an idea of what he's doing/expecting – they sabotage it either through their ignorant talking points or they shut the entire government down. This will be no different but in the end, it WILL succeed.

    November 27, 2013 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    I was just on the site and it works perfectly fine. How many of these smear articles are we going to have today CNN? Let's talk about something more interesting like, who is going to be Gov. Rick Scott's running mate in the upcoming election after his Lt. governor had to resign behind a money laundering scandal.

    November 27, 2013 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  5. Tampa Tim

    Be patient. It took Bush and the GOP over 7 years to destroy our economy, we should be able to give our president some time to make sure over 300 million Americans are insured.

    November 27, 2013 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  6. Tampa Tim

    Pope Francis is not much into the republican policies of exclusion. Fox and Fools reported that Obama is shutting down our embassy to the Vatican. They also said Catholics around the world are upset. In truth, it is being moved to another site. Stupid right wingnuts on Fox.

    November 27, 2013 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  7. Scott

    It's nice and quiet with 5 million young invincibles NOT enrolling. Sebelius needn't ask them to go slow. They are going slow, or won't go. Sorry.

    November 27, 2013 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  8. Mass Jack

    If you can't get a website running and secure in 3 1/2yrs. What are they going to do with all our medical info.

    November 27, 2013 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Rick McDaniel

    That's just a joke.........we all know they can't get something it took 3.5 yrs. to botch, fixed in 3 weeks.
    ----------------------------–
    What was a bigger joke was Republicans ranting about high unemployment in 2009 and 2010. The Great Recession didn't even end until June 2009. It took at least a decade to break the economy, although some would say 30-40 years. And Republicans expected it all to be fixed before economists had measured that the Recession had even ended.

    November 27, 2013 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  10. Tampa Tim

    If anyone reports easy access and sign up, the Fox nuts refer to those people as liars. The Republican Party media at Fox, and the head of the GOP, Limbaugh, can't handle the truth.

    November 27, 2013 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  11. Tampa Tim

    Think about this, the Republican Party rolled out in the 1850s, and it still isn't correct.

    November 27, 2013 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  12. bill

    the only good thing about this ticker is it keeps alot of stupid all in one place. the same trolls crying about who to blame.

    November 27, 2013 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  13. The Real Tom Paine

    -Rudy NYC

    Rick McDaniel

    That's just a joke.........we all know they can't get something it took 3.5 yrs. to botch, fixed in 3 weeks.
    ----------–
    What was a bigger joke was Republicans ranting about high unemployment in 2009 and 2010. The Great Recession didn't even end until June 2009. It took at least a decade to break the economy, although some would say 30-40 years. And Republicans expected it all to be fixed before economists had measured that the Recession had even ended.
    *************************
    Well, they do like to hang the " Mission Accomplished" banners a lot, so why are you surprised that people with the attention span of gnats are complaining about something else, yet again?

    November 27, 2013 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  14. Long

    Wasn't the ObamaCare website supposed to be fully operational by the end of November?

    If you can't succeed, lower the bar if success.

    November 27, 2013 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  15. The Real Tom Paine

    -Tampa Tim

    Think about this, the Republican Party rolled out in the 1850s, and it still isn't correct.
    *****************************
    Actually, they are the Whigs 2.0.

    November 27, 2013 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  16. The Real Tom Paine

    -Long

    Wasn't the ObamaCare website supposed to be fully operational by the end of November?

    If you can't succeed, lower the bar if success
    ****************
    Then the GOP's bar of success must be underground, considering their utter absence of ideas, let alone accomplishments.

    November 27, 2013 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  17. Rudy NYC

    Think about this, the Republican Party rolled out in the 1850s, and it still isn't correct.
    *****************************
    Actually, they are the Whigs 2.0.
    ---------------------------
    Correct me if I'm wrong. They re-established themselves for the express purpose of serving the wealthy businessmen.

    November 27, 2013 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  18. Donna

    Wow! Built to handle a whopping 50,000 users??? So the system was designed more to handle a country like Portugal or Belgium!

    Can you imagine ANY corporate web site saying it can only service the first 50,000 customers and will send email to you when they are ready to do business with you?! What government clown in his right mind thought this was a valid approach to a billion dollar web site?!

    This thing looks more and more like a total farce every day.

    November 27, 2013 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  19. just asking

    still no mention of if people are able to pay for what they bought. has anything really been sold until payment is received?! that's the way it worlds in the real world.

    November 27, 2013 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  20. The Real Tom Paine

    -Rudy NYC

    Think about this, the Republican Party rolled out in the 1850s, and it still isn't correct.
    *****************************
    Actually, they are the Whigs 2.0.
    ---------
    Correct me if I'm wrong. They re-established themselves for the express purpose of serving the wealthy businessmen.
    ****************
    That works into their " Gospel of Prosperity" outlook, which was an outgrowth of their roots in the Second Great Awakening. Secularizing Joel Osteen and combining them with Ayn Rand is what they have morphed into, unapologetic greed and a vigorous joy in making sure no one else succeeds except their patrons.

    November 27, 2013 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  21. The Real Tom Paine

    -Donna

    Wow! Built to handle a whopping 50,000 users??? So the system was designed more to handle a country like Portugal or Belgium!

    Can you imagine ANY corporate web site saying it can only service the first 50,000 customers and will send email to you when they are ready to do business with you?! What government clown in his right mind thought this was a valid approach to a billion dollar web site?!

    This thing looks more and more like a total farce every day.
    ***************
    Well, since you are the self-described IT expert, do you feel patriotic and want to ofer your services to your country, or do you prefer to be padding your already abundant reputation for pointless ad hominem attacks? My guess is you are not feeling at all patriotic.

    November 27, 2013 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |