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Obama: Give HealthCare.gov a second chance

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 01:17

Dec. 3 - The Obama administration launches a new campaign to get people to sign up for the Affordable Care Act. But Republicans remain skeptical. Linda So reports.

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Give HealthCare.gov a second chance. That's the message from the President as his administration launches a new campaign to win back support for the Affordable Care Act. Speaking at the White House on Tuesday, Obama says the website has undergone vast improvements since its botched rollout in October. SOUNDBITE: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, SAYING: "Now that we're getting the technology fixed, we need you to go back, take a look at what's actually going on because it can make a difference in your lives and the lives of your families." Obama received a standing ovation when he addressed his critics, saying the law will not be repealed as long as he is president. SOUNDBITE: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, SAYING: "We're not going to walk away from it. If I've got to work another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what I'll do, that's what we'll do." But top Republicans continue to criticize the President's plan. SOUNDBITE: HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER, SAYING: "When you look at Obamacare what you see is a government centered healthcare delivery system. That's not what the American people want. The American people want to be able to pick their own type of health insurance. They want to be able to pick their own doctor. They want to be able to pick their own hospital. That's what a patient centered healthcare system looks like." Obama urged the public to keep spreading the word about his healthcare law, promising his administration will continue to work out the problems on the website.

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Obama: Give HealthCare.gov a second chance

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 01:17