Obama: "We Fumbled The Rollout On This Health Care Law"


PRESIDENT OBAMA: We fumbled the rollout on this health care law. There are a whole bunch of things about it that are working really well which people didn't notice because they weren't controversial. So making sure kids can stay on their parents' plans until they were, up through the age of 25, making sure that seniors got more discounts on their prescription drugs. There was a whole bunch of stuff that we did well over the first three years. But we always knew that these marketplaces, creating a place where people could shop and through competition get a better deal for the health insurance that their families need, we always knew that was going to be complicated and everybody was going to be paying a lot of attention to it. And we should have done a better job getting that right on day one, not on day 28 or on day 40. I am confident that by the time we look back on this next year that people are going to say this is working well, and it's helping a lot of people. But my intention in terms of winning back the confidence of the American people is just to work as hard as I can, identify the problems that we've got, make sure that we're fixing them, whether it's a website, whether it is making sure that folks who got these cancellation notices get help. We're just going to keep on chipping away at this until the job is done.

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