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Obama: I take full responsibility for fixing health site (makes a full-throated defence)
BBC News ^ | 10/30/13 | BBC

Posted on 10/30/2013 6:48:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

US President Barack Obama has accepted "full responsibility" for ensuring the troubled healthcare website gets fixed.

Speaking in Boston, he said he was "not happy" about the glitch-laden project, but made a full-throated defence of the broader 2010 healthcare law.

Earlier, his embattled health secretary apologised to the American people over the botched website rollout.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the largest overhaul of the US healthcare system since the 1960s.

Commonly known as Obamacare, it aims to extend health insurance coverage to the estimated 15% of the American population who lack it.

But a key element of the law, the federal website where consumers can shop for health insurance plans, has been plagued by errors since its launch on 1 October.

'The model works'

Mr Obama said in Wednesday's speech: "There's no denying it - right now the website is too slow. Too many people have gotten stuck. And I'm not happy it about it. And neither are a lot of Americans who need healthcare."

He added: "So there's no excuse for it. And I take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed ASAP. We are working overtime to improve it every day."

He spoke in Boston, Massachusetts, a state that in 2006 introduced a groundbreaking healthcare law that inspired the Obama administration's own nationwide overhaul.

"Massachusetts has shown the model works," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: affordablecare; fixing; obama; obamacare; responsibility
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1 posted on 10/30/2013 6:48:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Really? You used the phrase, ‘full-throated?’ ROFLMAO!


2 posted on 10/30/2013 6:50:11 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh Gee ... that makes me feel soooo good.


3 posted on 10/30/2013 6:50:37 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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He also took a swipe at Republicans, who view the legislation as a costly, cack-handed and inappropriate government intrusion into healthcare, and have sought to undo or undermine it at every turn.

“If they put as much energy into making sure the law works as they do attacking the law, Americans would be better off,” the Democratic president said.

What a puttz.


4 posted on 10/30/2013 6:50:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

PS - I thought he didn’t know. He doesn’t know anything ... nobody tells him anything. Goes play golf.


5 posted on 10/30/2013 6:51:44 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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If DimocRats spent as much time reading the legislation as attacking Republicans.. uhhhh...


6 posted on 10/30/2013 6:51:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Okay...then FIRE Sa-beelee-Ass and Revoke this Cr@p Sandwich #TrainWreck.


7 posted on 10/30/2013 6:52:30 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Commonly known as Obamacare, it aims to extend health insurance coverage to the estimated 15% of the American population who lack it.

It does this by destroying the health care of the 85% of the American population who have it.

Except for government workers, members of large labor unions, and members of certain favored religious groups.

This is called "responsible government" by people who believe themselves to be smarter than the average American citizen.

8 posted on 10/30/2013 6:52:44 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"So there's no excuse for it. And I take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed ASAP."

I'm glad he said that. I seriously doubt that it's going to get fixed anytime soon.

9 posted on 10/30/2013 6:52:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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Designed to fail, epically..

Healthcare.gov problems

Long sign-in wait times
Log-in difficulties
Insurance account creation problems
Slow page loads
Inadequate testing of security controls prior to system launch
Service outages
Crashes in data hub linking Obamacare system to Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies
Inadequate server capacity

other than that, it’s spinning like the media.. uhhh a top


10 posted on 10/30/2013 6:53:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wait! Kathy Sillybus said in a hearing today that SHE’S responsible for the screwup.

Perhaps they’re BOTH responsible?

Perhaps a contest could be held to determine, once and for all, who is the MOST responsible?


11 posted on 10/30/2013 6:53:53 PM PDT by upchuck (I've got maternity care via Obamacare! Now, if I could just figure out how a male gets pregnant...)
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To: NormsRevenge

IMPEACH!


12 posted on 10/30/2013 6:54:10 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Jane Long
 photo bsflag.gif photo bsflag.gif photo bsflag.gif Obama hasn't taken responsibility for anything in his whole life.
13 posted on 10/30/2013 6:55:11 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: TigersEye

Thanksgiving is the 28th of November this year..

Just think of all those who will be working to fix this pig at Overtime rates over that holiday and beyond to get this stuffed turkey on the table by year’s end, if then.


14 posted on 10/30/2013 6:55:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

15 posted on 10/30/2013 6:57:11 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I expect that kind of desperation will result in more mistakes. I hope. But I think it’s bound to run into more big “glitches” in any case.


16 posted on 10/30/2013 6:57:25 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Worth emphacizing, although lack of security controls is mentioned, this act that penalizes Americans who are attempting to live within a budget and don’t think they can afford it by expecting payment of tribute ... also is already being cruised by scam artists hoping to tap skimpy bank accounts through identity fraud, phony debit card charges, etc.


17 posted on 10/30/2013 6:58:55 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Saying you take responsibility for something is not the same thing as actually taking responsibility for it. Anyone with even the most elementary concept of leadership would know this. But not Obama.


18 posted on 10/30/2013 7:00:44 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: TigersEye

Obama may well go down as ‘The Glitch that stole Christmas’


19 posted on 10/30/2013 7:00:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
This administrations idea of reponsibility goes like this...


20 posted on 10/30/2013 7:03:06 PM PDT by caww
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To: TigersEye

He should be taking full responsibility and apologizing for the entire Obanmacare debacle.


21 posted on 10/30/2013 7:04:31 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: NormsRevenge
"Sorry, kids, we aren't doing Christmas this year. We have
to save enough to pay for our health insurance increases."
22 posted on 10/30/2013 7:04:35 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Taking responsibility means accepting punishment. ‘Making sure it never happens again’ (a nod to Hillary!) ISN'T ENOUGH! Heads need to roll! I WISH Obama would go after our enemies as rabidly as he goes after Republicans!
23 posted on 10/30/2013 7:05:00 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: 9YearLurker
That will never happen.
24 posted on 10/30/2013 7:05:22 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: SkyDancer

I would be willing to bet that there have been more golf outings by Obama (148) since he became President than there have been people who successfully signed up to one of these exchanges through the HHS website.


25 posted on 10/30/2013 7:06:56 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: NormsRevenge

Full responsibility for a dumbocrap means finding the right target to blame.


26 posted on 10/30/2013 7:07:11 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: NormsRevenge
Full responsibility means completely unaware.
27 posted on 10/30/2013 7:08:50 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: NormsRevenge
Sebelius has "taken full responsibility," too, by not resigning.

Why didn't someone say, "if you've taken full responsibility, then resign!"?

28 posted on 10/30/2013 7:10:24 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: NormsRevenge
“If they put as much energy into making sure the law works as they do attacking the law, Americans would be better off,” the Democratic president said.

You attack the law, you putz. You've changed it how many times?

29 posted on 10/30/2013 7:11:58 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: JPG

30 posted on 10/30/2013 7:13:22 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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>> And I take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed ASAP

Taking responsibility for a future event, but not a past failure. Typical.


31 posted on 10/30/2013 7:13:33 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Would this be the same as the full responsibility he had for getting it right in the first place, or some new kind of full responsibility?


32 posted on 10/30/2013 7:13:47 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Jane Long

The deductible is primary. Once satisfied, then the copay kicks in.


33 posted on 10/30/2013 7:14:45 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: NormsRevenge
right now the website is too slow

ROFL. That makes it sound like it works, just slowly, eventually. Not working at all means it just don't work.

34 posted on 10/30/2013 7:15:22 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: NormsRevenge

No responsibility for the failure, but full responsibility for the fix (in case it actually happens, I suppose).


35 posted on 10/30/2013 7:16:02 PM PDT by MortMan (We've gone from ‘failure is not an option’ to ‘failure is not an obstacle’.)
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To: upchuck

A Battle Royale?


36 posted on 10/30/2013 7:17:44 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

How a loser leave town cage match? :)


37 posted on 10/30/2013 7:58:15 PM PDT by upchuck (I've got maternity care via Obamacare! Now, if I could just figure out how a male gets pregnant...)
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To: upchuck

He takes responsibility for fixing it, not for the failure itself. More weasel words from the weasel in chief.


38 posted on 10/30/2013 8:13:54 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (The issue isn't the issue-power is the issue.)
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To: NormsRevenge

What does “taking full responsibility” mean to a politician?


39 posted on 10/30/2013 8:24:21 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: NormsRevenge

People are working overtime and getting paid at least double time.


40 posted on 10/30/2013 8:58:49 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: NormsRevenge

41 posted on 10/30/2013 9:06:02 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: pluvmantelo

“He takes responsibility for fixing it, not for the failure itself. More weasel words from the weasel in chief.”

Obama to the rescue, I guess. Ugh!


42 posted on 10/31/2013 3:39:43 AM PDT by Thidwick
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To: NormsRevenge

Another unfulfilled promise from the clueless Obama.


43 posted on 10/31/2013 4:56:19 AM PDT by Rapscallion (What he calls "transforming" is actually destroying.)
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To: Steely Tom; NormsRevenge
Norms: "Commonly known as Obamacare, it aims to extend health insurance coverage to the estimated 15% of the American population who lack it."

Steely: "It does this by destroying the health care of the 85% of the American population who have it."

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Sums things up pretty good...

BTTT.

44 posted on 10/31/2013 7:23:15 AM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Designed to fail, epically.."

Then B. Hussein Obama will pull a backdoor salvation by telling everybody that if we had single payer, this kind of failure would not be happening.

Single payer will become the new "law of the land".

45 posted on 10/31/2013 7:27:33 AM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: upchuck
"Perhaps they’re BOTH responsible?"

Reminds me of Janet Reno/Bill Clinton - who really was responsible for Waco?

Neither of them and both of them in each instance.

Depends on the meaning of what "responsible" is.

46 posted on 10/31/2013 7:30:27 AM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: Gene Eric
"Taking responsibility for a future event, but not a past failure. Typical."

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Good point...

47 posted on 10/31/2013 7:40:23 AM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: Steely Tom

Umm, wasn’t there the report recently that even WITH OCare, there will STILL be ~15M uninsured (the same amount they said the ACA was supposed to cover)?? IE: Bring down the system for NO drop in what is to ‘fix’


48 posted on 10/31/2013 8:43:17 AM PDT by i_robot73 (Give me one example and I will show where gov't is the root of the problem(s).)
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To: NormsRevenge
He didn't build that website! </sarc>
49 posted on 10/31/2013 10:14:23 AM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: NormsRevenge

50 posted on 10/31/2013 11:37:24 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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