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In the Crossfire: Diagnosing Obamacare
October 28th, 2013
05:32 PM ET

In the Crossfire: Diagnosing Obamacare

The Obamacare website has been mired in a constant stream of bad headlines. After it crashed on Sunday, a federal official reports the site is now up and running. Should President Obama have been more prepared for the problems?

In The Crossfire: S.E. Cupp and former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, our first Crossfire guest host. They’ll be joined by Ron Pollack of Families USA and Grace-Marie Turner of Galen Institute to debate Obamacare.

Pollack supports Obamacare, while Turner thinks its wrong for America.

Pollack Turner

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  1. management

    Van Jones just said there is no increase in part time employees due to Obama Care. Im a manager at a pretty large restaurant chain. We have over 700 restaurants. When Obama care was signed, corporate created a new "specialist" position. Each restaurant is only allowed 6 specialist positions. Starting the first of the year, only specialists will be able to work more that 29.5 hours. In higher volume restaurants, there has been as many as 28 full time employees that have lost full time work. I know of one restaurant alone out of over 700 that has lost 32 full time employees. This will come to light when the employer mandate kicks in. Sorry Van but you are wrong.

    October 31, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Reply
  2. Name*jason

    Why was a Canadian firm selected to build the ACAWebsite in the beginning??? Anyone up for asking that?

    October 30, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Reply
  3. sclubb

    I got on the website to discover that the plan for my daughter and myself would cost $218 a month with a $5000 deductible to be paid out before any insurance coverage begins. I take care of my daughter and mother on $35000 a year. At the end of the month I literally have $20 in my account. Where do liberals think people like me and others in the same predicament are going to get money to pay for health insurance? And why are more news channels not asking this question?

    October 30, 2013 at 1:35 am | Reply
  4. thomas

    impeach obama.

    October 29, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Reply
  5. Judy

    I watched crossfire tonight & remembered why I don't watch it. The right side keeps respectfully quiet while the left is talking but do NOT get that same courtesy from the left.

    October 29, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Reply
  6. Talache Ranch

    It is a shame that the President has done everything he said he would not do.
    His credibilityis now near zero He could have made areal difference but choose not to.

    October 29, 2013 at 8:00 am | Reply
  7. copperhead

    Obama outright lied when he said you would be able to keep your healthcare plan. He knew 3 years ago this was not true, yet he repeated it over and over.

    October 29, 2013 at 7:31 am | Reply
  8. California

    Obama blatantly LIED.

    Fox news was the ONLY news station that had this correct. Even the Tea Party was right about it.

    October 29, 2013 at 2:17 am | Reply
  9. Jim

    The Governor is either not telling the truth about his health plan or doesnt' know how to buy a plan... A $12,500 deductible in 2014 will cost him $866 per month. Today a $12,100 deductible runs $774... The costs are going up and benefits are being lost thanks to Obamacare in Montana...

    October 28, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Reply
  10. chronykle

    Reblogged this on A Man's Life and an Imagination.

    October 28, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Reply
  11. chronykle

    As the biggest cyber target in the history of the World with 300 million vulnerable and they never asked about their own information.

    October 28, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Reply
  12. mwsmith3296582

    The only people that don't want the affordable care act is the Insurance companies. The voices of those that disagree I bet they are getting kick back from them. Is that not a bribe? To me it is they need to go to prison

    October 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Reply
    • pete

      MWSmith, maybe you should do a bit of research before posting your Opinion. Millions of middle class Americans are having their health plans cancelled by the end of the year, and are being forced to buy more expensive plans they don't want and or can't afford (ironic, isn't it?). The insurance companies don't care either way, they're going to get their profit whether it's the old system or the new ACA system. And if they're not going to be allowed to make a profit, they'll be getting out of the health insurance business altogether and sticking only to those fields they can profit from, such as auto and house insurance. How affordable is health insurance when there's no insurance companies left offering it?

      October 29, 2013 at 12:05 am | Reply
  13. p woidan

    Obamacare willbe a success in the eyes of the people and the Republicans will still be painting it as a disaster

    October 28, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Reply

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