Obama Warns 'Mistakes And Hiccups' Coming In ObamaCare "It’s not an easy undertaking, but if it were easy, it would have already been done a long time ago. Undoubtedly, there will be some mistakes and hiccups as the thing gets started up, but we’re learning already from them. For example, when the prototype of the application to join the marketplace came in at 21 pages -- the initial first cut at it -- we said, you know what, we can do better than that. It’s now three pages long. Three pages. By the way, the industry standard is actually about 17 pages. So three pages is good. (Laughter.) That’s a lot shorter than the application you generally have to fill out now for private insurance."