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(Nov. 8) Today's Top Headlines - Obamacare site problems persist

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Posted: Friday, November 8, 2013 3:00 pm


Even as President Barack Obama tried to shift attention toward positive economic news, the woes of his health care rollout remained as he vowed to “fix” implementation problems.

Speaking in New Orleans, President Obama tells the audience that no one's been more frustrated than he is at the healthcare sign up website's flawed performance.

A day after the president told NBC’s Chuck Todd in an exclusive interview that he is "sorry" some Americans are losing their current health insurance plans as a result of the Affordable Care Act, Obama promised fixes to the system, specifically the program’s glitchy online portal.

"I wanted to go in and fix it myself, but I don't write code," he said of Healthcare.gov.

“We're going to fix the website, because the insurance plans are there, they are good, and millions of Americans are already finding that they'll gain better coverage for less cost and it's the right thing to do,” he said from the Port of New Orleans.

“I know health care's controversial, so, you know, there's only going to be so much support we get on that on a bipartisan basis -- until it's working really well, and then they're going to stop calling it ‘Obamacare,’" he joked.

The full story can be found at http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/08/21370840-obama-pivots-to-economy-but-health-care-woes-persist?lite.

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