Obama on Obamacare Glitches: "I Promise You That We Hold Everybody Up And Down The Line Accountable"


BILL O'REILLY: I'm sure that the intent is noble, but I'm a taxpayer and I'm paying Kathleen Sebelius' salary and she screwed up and you're not holding her accountable.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I promise you that we hold everybody up and down the line accountable. But when we're midstream, Bill, we want to make sure that our main focus is how do we make this thing work so that people are able to sign up and that's what we've done.

O'REILLY: Was it the biggest mistake of your presidency to tell the nation over and over if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance.

OBAMA: Bill, you've got a long list of my mistakes in my presidency.

O'REILLY: No, for you wasn't that the biggest one?

OBAMA: This is one that I regret and I've said I regret it in part because we put in a grandfather clause in the original law saying that in fact you were supposed to be able to keep it. It obviously didn't cover everybody that we needed to and that's why we changed it. We further grandfathered in folks and many people who thought originally when they got the cancellation notice they couldn't keep it can now keep it.

O'REILLY: That's in the past, but isn't that the biggest mistake?

OBAMA: Bill, as I said --

O'REILLY: You gave your enemies a lot of fodder for it.

OBAMA: You were very generous in saying I look pretty good considering I've been in the presidency for five years and I think part of the reason is I try to focus not on the fumbles but on the next play.

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