Political Focus Returns To Affordable Care Act Rollout

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On the TV talk shows yesterday, Republican critics called the rollout of the Affordable Care Act a disaster, and the White House is scrambling today to make its message heard.

In the Rose Garden this morning, President Obama addressed the technical problems plaguing enrollments for health insurance plans under the law that's become known as Obamacare.

Yesterday his administration brought in what's being called a technical "surge" of IT workers to fix the glitches that many people are experiencing as they try to use the online 'exchanges' that are meant to help them find the best insurance policies.

NPR's Charlie Mahtesian joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson with the latest.


This segment aired on October 21, 2013.


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