Obama promises to fix troubled health insurance exchange website

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 23 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6429
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

US President Barack Obama has said that his administration is “doing everything we can possibly do” to tackle the problems plaguing the federal health insurance exchange website, where Americans in 36 states can sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

“Nobody is madder than me about the fact that the website isn’t working as well as it should, which means it’s going to get fixed,” Obama said on Monday in a Rose Garden speech called to address concerns about the website’s rollout.

The exchanges are supposed to provide an online marketplace where individuals, families, and small businesses can easily shop for a variety of health plans and learn whether they qualify for …

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