WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — In his weekly radio address Saturday morning, President Barack Obama said staff would be “working overtime, 24/7” to fix the kinks in the new health insurance marketplace website.
The online insurance markets were meant to be the portal to coverage for people who don’t get health benefits on the job. Middle-class people are to pick from subsidized private insurance plans, while low-income people are steered to Medicaid in states that have agreed to expand that safety-net program.
But glitches in the site have brought widespread frustration, and prompted hearings in Congress. In his address, Obama said work was under way to fix the glitches as soon as humanly possible.