November 14th, 2013
06:10 PM ET
9 years ago

The fix: Obama tries to dig out of his big Obamacare hole

Washington (CNN) - While President Barack Obama held a news conference on Thursday where he announced an administrative fix to the Affordable Care Act, it quickly digressed into a confession and apology hour.

He took the blame. He called the rollout of Obamacare "rough." He said he "fumbled." He said the problems are "on me."


Filed under: Health care • Obamacare • President Obama
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    What hole? Nonsense. It is a hole. Nothing Obama did wrong–absolutely nothing wrong. Just GOP thugs Drama. This nation needs ACA Law. ACA is a Law. Period. Worst comes we can offer cancellation ones come under Exchanges at cheaper rate low deductions. We spent Trillions on Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan. Now you talk–idiots. I mean idddiiotts.

    November 14, 2013 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  2. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    The man apologized and took the blame. Will that be enough for the GOP traitors in Congress? I doubt it. Did they get an apology from Bush for killing thousands of our children in a war that was started by Cheney's lies? No.

    November 14, 2013 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  3. jinx9to88

    What people fail to realize is that policies are canceled everyday. I believe the insurance companies are angry that they have to do away with the "junk policy" that they made a lot of money off. People were paying cheap monthly premiums but it didn't cover anything. Now with ACA each insurer company has to have certain standards.

    November 14, 2013 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  4. jenn,philadelphia

    When did the President get the line-item veto? Almost every other statement out of his and his fellow Democrats mouths has been "it's the law of the land, get over it". Apparently, only the parts he wants to enforce, or actually work, or don't cause any problems for re-election are the "law of the land". Everything else he can just take a pen and cross-out. You pass a law. If things need to be fixed, you pass a new law to address that. A president shouldn't be allowed to rule by fiat and more people (including his supporters) should be bothered by this.

    November 14, 2013 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  5. Hector Slagg

    Aw, Well,
    At least he has now found a real Shovel Project! Start digging.

    November 14, 2013 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  6. freedom

    He took the blame? Are he and his family insured? Of course they are. He's taking no blame. He doesn't care about the American people – and never has. His agenda is to take America down.

    November 14, 2013 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  7. ED1

    As always our no leader in charge wants the private sector to fix his teams very costly errors while the bills pile up the we the taxpayers have to pay.

    What a joke this past five years have been and you wouldn't listen as to why the Republicans never wanted this wasteful out of control spending bill to begin with.

    You just kept drinking the Kool Aid that was supplied to you by Obama and you see why you needed to read the bill before you passed it.

    November 14, 2013 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  8. just saying

    this guy is total deceit wrapped in thick layers of incompetence. it has been going on for 5 years but his sycophants in the media have been shielding him, refusing to report on the failures honestly. with this disaster that was impossible to do and they were forced to give up their role as the obama propaganda machine. that shielding has allowed obama and the democrats to perpetrate the biggest fraud in the history of this country on the american people. and now the truth is being told, finally.

    November 15, 2013 04:44 am at 4:44 am |
  9. Tony in Maine

    One of the "oh so wise" bobbleheads said President Obama's biggest problem was the ACA (which he called Obamacare). I disagree oh self inflated network guru, President Obama's greatest problem is a disloyal opposition party intent on obstructing his every move and delegitimize the United State's first non rich white guy President.

    November 15, 2013 06:59 am at 6:59 am |