Obama on Health Care Website: By the Numbers

The President is still apologizing for problems with Healthcare.gov and for Americans losing coverage.
1:58 | 11/15/13

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We saw an extraordinary presidential press conference today. President obama on a contrition mission over the epic failures surrounding the launch of his signature policy achievement, the new health care law. Here it is, broken down by the numbers. By our count he made 29 attempts at apologies over the course of about 50 minutes. I do make apologies for not having executed better over the last several months. Reporter: He said the word "problem" 26 times. I said that I would do everything I can to fix this problem. And today I'm offering an idea that will help do it. Reporter: And he made repeated football references including using the word "fumble" four times. Ultimately I'm the head of this team. We did fumble the ball on it. Reporter: Here's why. The new healthcare.Gov website has been a colossal and expensive failure. Depending on who you ask, the thing may have cost up to $600 million to build, more than four times what apple paid to develop the iphone. And yet fewer than 27,000 americans have started a plan through this site. The administration had predicted that 500,000 people would have done so by now and that 3.3 million will do it by december 31st. And then there's the fact that 4.8 million americans have been notified they'll be losing their existing insurance policies, which the president repeatedly and explicitly promised wouldn't happen. If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Reporter: Which was why at the news conference today he used the word "cancel" or cancellation ten times and the word "frustrated" three times. This is not only a massive political problem for the president and one that threatens his very legacy. His approval numbers hit an all-time low today with just 39% of americans approving of his job performance. But let's not forget that this also affects many, many real americans. 40 million of us doot have health insurance tonight.

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