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Obama Apologizes for Health Care Fiasco

Posted: November 8, 2013 at 7:25 am   /   by

Is It Too Late to Say He’s Sorry

In the first major sign that Obamacare is extracting an unbearable political toll for the White House, President Obama said late Thursday that he is sorry that Americans are losing their health insurance.

The president’s apology is his first admission that Obamacare is a policy and political disaster. Is it too little too late?

“I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me,” Obama told NBC news.

“We’ve got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them, and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this,” he said.

Obama’s apology comes after a week of outrage from millions of Americans who have lost their health insurance because it does not comply with Obamacare regulations.

For three years, Obama repeatedly said Americans could keep their insurance if they liked it. In addition, the Obamacare website continues to fail.

The president’s remarks come a day after he met with Democratic Senators up for reelection next year who candidly complained about the Obamacare rollout.


John Walker

John Walker

Team Writer at Western Free Press
John Walker is a long time observer of American politics with experience in journalism, government, and public affairs.

During the course of his career, Walker has worked in Chicago, Washington DC, New York City, and Phoenix. He served as a reporter in Chicago, a press secretary and speechwriter in Washington, and in numerous positions in New York in corporate and financial services communications.

Walker is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
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Obama Apologizes for Health Care Fiasco