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In the Crossfire: Obama's fix for Obamacare
November 14th, 2013
06:10 PM ET

In the Crossfire: Obama's fix for Obamacare

President Obama delivered a stunning mea culpa at the White House by allowing insurers to offer current insurance plans for another year even if they don't comply with Obamacare.

Will he sooth the nerves of Democrats or win any Republican support?

In the Crossfire at 6:30pm ET: Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) join Van Jones and Newt Gingrich to discuss.

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    @FG – 0 is the number of GOP solutions.

    November 18, 2013 at 11:24 am | Reply
  2. Timothy Albright

    Right Wing Cyber Attacks crashed … Is this a civil war? This may not affect paper ACA apps, I talked 2 Program Director for ACA paper app processing @ Serco corporation, they use different screens. email -I'll explain ho paper apps differ. I've validated Social Security apps. I also sent this tweet@todd_park Does HHS have mirror copy of public ACA website 2B used only by navigators & brokers that wouldn't be subject to denial of service cyber attacks? Does HHS have an alternate mirror copy of public ACA website to be used only by navigators & brokers that wouldn't be subject to denial of service

    November 17, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Reply
    • California

      Really now. You dolts are stooping to that now? REALLY?

      We already said you'd play that one. Get over your incompetents already.

      November 17, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Reply
  3. Shawna

    Republicans can't fix their own dumb party. Leave Obamacare alone. Just like any other new form of technology, the kinks will work themselves out given time. And CNN, please try some new topics. Obamacare this, Obamacare that. The sky is falling because it took some man Beartwigg Mississippi two seconds to log on. Its here to stay, just like President Obama, just like his Black wife and kids, and just like his AG Eric Holder. They ain't going anywhere you sorry sore losers so get over yourselves.

    November 17, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Reply
  4. California


    November 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Reply
  5. California

    Obama has only DELAYED (not fixed). People need to get their definitions right especially news sources. I expect it from democrats.

    November 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Reply
  6. FG


    If you try to fix something that is unfixable, one year from now, at election time, you will look like the Democrats... People who broke their promises and who look incompetent. Do not get involved in this mess. Repeal is the only option.

    November 15, 2013 at 8:22 am | Reply
  7. R&L

    If only Toronto's Mayor Rob Ford could run for president. Personal issues aside, he is infinitely more competent.

    November 14, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Reply
  8. Winfield

    The president fixed NOTHING, only postponed it to help embattled democrats fake Americans again to get re-elected. The idea that he "apologized" and fixed the law is nothing more than mindless shilling by the mentally compromised. America deserves better than someone who lies then tells us when caught that it is for our own good. The president and democrats knew since 2010 that this would happen, even taking steps to put off the larger employer mandate until after the midterms and democrats and the president have yet to apologize for the lies.

    November 14, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Reply
  9. FG

    43 is the times is the number of times Republicans tried to defund Obamacare because they knew it was a bad idea that would blow up.

    43 is the times is the number of times Democrats ignored smart recommendations to defund and avoid the inevitable blowup.

    43 times is the minimum number of times that the Democrats rallied to willfully mislead the public in defense of suggestions to defund and avoid a blowup.

    43 is the times is the number of times the public can now point to as examples of willful misleading and dishonest representation of Obamacare.

    43 is the times is the number of times the Democrats were wrong about Obamacare and its implementation.

    43 is the times is the number of examples of where Republicans can now confidently say: "We told you so."


    November 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Reply
  10. Rcrhashope

    Obama knew this was not a "fix" when he said he had a fix. Today's farce was nothing more than a show where Obama pretended to fall on his sword for the panicked dems up for reelection.
    He tried to deflect blame to the insurers. Obama passed this mess of a law that made it ILLEGAL to do what he is now telling them to do.
    He also lied AGAIN about not knowing, when there are tapes showing him saying it!!
    How arrogant!

    November 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Reply
  11. Reyes Villavicencio

    Yes it will work if the Republicans would please stop trying to sobage and quit hating.

    November 14, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Reply
    • George

      Socalized medicine does not work anywhere in the world. Obama does not have the brains or people to make it work even if it could work. The only way this works is if young people are willing to pay tons for health insurance they don't need, imagine that people not willing to pay for something that is not better than they have.

      November 15, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Reply
  12. Timothy Albright

    Medicare rolloutwas successful in1965 because everyone knew where 2signup=theirlocal SocialSecurity office,ACA should do same
    SSA lost10% of staff in last3years,1300 offices nationwide have3 to 10emptyworkstations: 10000 ACA Navigators should use them
    4plan2have HHS use up2 10,000 empty desks@ 1300 SSA offices 2provide Obamacare Walk-n service, contact

    November 14, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Reply
  13. Timothy Albright

    President Obama's speech today made Americans feel like they are talking to the employee at the customer service counter who tells us that we can't return a defective product since they have an all Sales Final Policy. It makes us want to ask for the manager in charge and then we realize we are talking to the man in charge.
    In order to keep Obamacare from crashing, the Administration must take Bold, Decisive, Positive Action similar to the one outlined below. Enrollment efforts across the states are fragmented, confusing, disjointed, and they lack uniformity. If not HHS may need to change its name to the Office of Negative Publicity. See my plan for the Decisive outreach needed at

    November 14, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Reply

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