On Friday night, President Obama said on ABC’s 20/20 that Obamacare will be a “legacy” he is “extraordinarily proud of.” Obama’s legacy will be determined in time, however, so far his healthcare law has left him scrambling for a “fix”.
Racked with computer glitches, missed deadlines, incompetent administrators, and Congressional hearings, Obama and his signature legislation are drowning in record-setting low approval ratings.Trying to “fix” the broken Affordable Care Act, Obama re-launched a November 30 “tech surge” that is already showing some cracks.
In his interview with Barbara Walters, Obama admitted he doesn’t know how the new law was so poorly managed. “Obviously my most recent concern has been that my website’s not working … and we’re evaluating why it is exactly that I didn’t know soon enough that [it] wasn’t going to work the way it needed to,” he confessed.
President Obama made no mention that no one was fired or even held accountable for the hitherto bungled Obamacare rollout. Most often, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been singled out as one central culprit in the fiasco, yet she has thus far endured the criticism.