Obamacare Debate Shifts Offline as HealthCare.gov Returns
One battle in the Obamacare saga is winding down, but the war will continue. November 30 was the administration’s self-imposed deadline for having HealthCare.gov up and running. In a statement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Sunday, it was noted that “substantial progress” had been made since the original rollout in October, but “there is more work to be done.”
On CBS‘s Face the Nation, Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said that if the fixes are in place,”that’s good news,” and it will allow politicians to get back on track. “I think what we’ve lost sight of is that the underlying program itself, the product of the health insurance that Americans will be able to access, is critically important,” Menedez stated.
Senator Bob Corker (R- Tenn.) responded, saying “there will be a few winners” under the Affordable Care Act (or, ACA), and “most Americans are going to find a less dynamic health system.” A fixed website, Corker believes, will lead to more enrollments, and people who are dissatisfied with what they discover once they enroll.