With website deadline met, Obamacare scrutiny increases
December 2nd, 2013
02:08 PM ET
9 years ago

With website deadline met, Obamacare scrutiny increases

Washington (CNN) - By declaring the Obamacare website now works as originally planned, with most users able to navigate it smoothly, the administration effectively painted a big target on it.

Detractors led by conservative Republicans now will look for any anecdotal evidence of continued problems with HealthCare.gov in their efforts to depict President Barack Obama's signature domestic accomplishment as the ultimate example of government overreach and mismanagement.


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  1. Joan

    Why would some Congressmen and women hope that a health care plan that would help millions of people get coverage end up failing? Shouldn't they want to help the less fortunate people in their states? Shouldn't they want to help fix it,make it better and make life easier for a lot of people who have never been able to get coverage or who have been dropped by greedy HMO's. They have memorized that " Attack Obamacare Playbook" and keep spouting the same old rhetoric. Get off the pot and do something constructive and positive for a change.

    December 2, 2013 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    GOP is pretty much gone to dogs for fifty years or so.

    December 2, 2013 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  3. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ lee&rubio 24billion dallar LOSS of your tax money conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Guess what CNN?? The GOP incompetent fools have no credibility left on any subject, except how to lose 24 BILLION dallars in 16 days!!!!!

    December 2, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  4. Silence DoGood

    GOP logic:
    I went to a hospital and saw a man being pushed accidentally fall out of his wheel chair. Therefore all the hospital employees are cruelly dumping patients onto the ground and the hospital is run by a dictator, who does not have a birth certificate, and is a communist.

    December 2, 2013 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  5. just asking

    Why would some Congressmen and women hope that a health care plan that would help millions of people get coverage end up failing?

    because giving these people healthcare coverage should not have cost 280 million americans their healthcare system, one that they liked and wanted to keep, and were told they could, only to find out we were all lied to.

    the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

    December 2, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  6. sonny chapman

    If Obamacare doesn't work, we can always try the Republican Plan.

    December 2, 2013 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  7. Retired Boomer

    @just saying--some of your posts are really making you sound as dumb as a sack of rocks. I do not like personal attacks but for you I am making an exception. How on earth do you keep your job posting on websites all day using different names. Good grief get a life or at least earn your pay if you are employed. Remember everything you post can be traced.

    December 2, 2013 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  8. Curtis

    I've tried multiple times, in fact just a minute ago, to use the enroll process on healthcare.gov and after clicking on "apply now" then enter my state and "apply online" I continue to get this message: "HealthCare.gov has a lot of visitors right now!
    We need you to wait here, so we can make sure there’s room for you to have a good experience on our site." So this is supposed to be fixed? If you don't believe me try it yourself.

    December 2, 2013 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  9. Dallas

    Had no trouble getting on and signing up. Worked well for me here in Texas.

    December 2, 2013 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  10. The REAL Truth...

    @Donna - So where are your FACTS to back up your statement? You have none. The pathetic October enrollment numbers back up my statements. You are just making it up as you go, just like Obama, just like the web site. Your response is beyond lame. Get real sweetie. Living in the delusional lefty koolaide bubble is no way to go through life Mr. Blutarski.
    FACTS???? Why do I need to provide facts??? You rw Obama haters never do!! It's always conjecture, innuendo and talking points.. talk about drinking the koolaide.. tho' most call it trolling sweetie. You've been around here long enough to know that I'm no more a leftie than you are, but nor am I a rightie either. As an independent, I look for facts and truth and base my comments.. unlike yours that constantly exude intellectual right wing blather and hating on the current POTUS, whose main flaw was in believing the Republicans would actually help him implement the healthcare plan they have wanted for some 30+ yrs, and enact legislation to correct the fiscal insanity (doubling of the Nat'l debt, 2 unfunded wars, TARP, Medicare Part D and the Bush Tax Cuts) that were the 8 yrs of Dubya. But the truth hurts....

    December 2, 2013 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  11. John

    New GOP plan......get their trolls to try to bombard the website by having over 50,000 people go on all in once....If you think this is not so, just check party affiliation of those going on....

    December 2, 2013 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
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