November 18th, 2013
02:04 PM ET
9 years ago

Ex-White House aides: Changes likely after Obamacare dust settles

Washington (CNN) - Once the Obamacare fiasco dust settles, it only seems natural. Even if President Barack Obama likes the team at the helm of his second term, he will probably not be able to keep it.

Obama is expected by former administration officials to soon make a course correction in his administration to address the glaring mistakes made in the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act.


Filed under: Obamacare • President Obama • White House
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    I don't recall HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt being fired.

    November 18, 2013 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    Nothing wrong with this ACA law. Just GOP masticatory idiocy for nothing and regular scare tactics. Those GOP thugs know law will prevail. ACA is a law.

    November 18, 2013 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  3. Tigas

    The Obama Administration has proven itself to be untrustworthy and incompetent:
    – why is Obama always surprised about issues: Fast and Furious, Obamacare website, etc?

    – promised website will be completely fixed be the end if November. Now they stated that it will not

    – "you can keep your policy. Period" over and over and over again

    – the "most transparent administration in history" seals the White House visitor log by secret court order.

    – the "most transparent administration in history" uses secret/closed court orders to expand the powers if the NSA

    Etc., etc., etc.

    Obama just needs to sit back and do the only thing he is good at, accumulate a fortune by traveling across the country doing fundraisers as a "lame duck". Bill Clinton has already thrown him under the bus. Just a matter of time before Hillary does.

    November 18, 2013 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  4. Fair is Fair

    Change starts at the top – 1600 Pennsylvania.

    November 18, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    Man was this MSM narrative predictable. Yawn. Another Weapon of Mass Distraction for the MSM to drop all over the national discourse.

    "The question is which heads will roll."

    The question is what concrete legislation will the House GOP be enacting that is specifically designed to assist the economic recovery and create jobs.


    November 18, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  6. The REAL Truth...

    @tigas – time to turn of Fox... do a little independent research. It's surprising how much mud you can remove from the face when doing that.

    November 18, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  7. just saying

    Once the Obamacare fiasco dust settles

    bwahahhahahahaha!!! dust settles??? obviously the koolaide drinkers are planning on the msm burying all of the coming obamacare disasters as millions more lose their healthcare plans and get saddled with far more expensive alternatives while losing their doctor.

    obamacare is the train wreck that just keeps on giving. but it was designed this way by the democrats. all of the bad news, lies and disaster was saved until later. gues what? it is now later.

    November 18, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    "The majority of America supports having it repealed. "

    Except that's not true, Fair. It's certainly under water right now in terms of approval, etc., but polls show that the majority doesn't necessarily want it repealed. Particularly during the shutdown fight, people were polling as not wanting the hostage games as a means to that end, and that they'd rather see Washington move on to dealing with the economy and jobs than mired in the GOP/Teatrolls desperate attempts to undo something they fear will eventually be successful and thereby lead to millions of thankful voters voting for Dems.

    November 18, 2013 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  9. HowCanYouBelieveAWordHeSaysAnymore

    Change? Perhaps they'll stop lying?

    November 18, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  10. anonymous

    The REAL Truth...
    @tigas – time to turn of Fox... do a little independent research. It's surprising how much mud you can remove from the face when doing that.

    Did you have anything meaningful to add to the discussion? The same old attacks on Fox News, the most trusted source of news, are rather old and lame after nearly 20 years. The left has to accept the fact that they do not own the air waves as they have in the past. They still control a lot of it so I don't understand all the constant whining about Fox News. Maybe because the facts are not on your side?

    November 18, 2013 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  11. Ron -IN

    Do not be surprise if Secretary Sebelius and 3 or 4 more people aren't replaced by January. What many of you (who never has, or never will run a large project) don't understand is firing someone in the MIDDLE of a fiasco will often make things WORST over the short term. The smart thing to do is put the pressure on the people who screwed it up to get it fixed and THEN CLEAN HOUSE. This is what I HOPE the President plans to do. The poor roll out of the website was INEXCUSABLE!!! I still believe the ACA will succeed IF the Republicans quit trying to destroy it at every turn. What we had before was NO GOOD for about 10% of the public. Everyone in the media seems to want to forget that little fact.

    November 18, 2013 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |