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6pm Special Report: Obamacare Under Fire
October 29th, 2013
12:55 PM ET

6pm Special Report: Obamacare Under Fire

President Obama once promised that people would be able to keep their current health insurance despite changes ushered in by health care reform. However, some Americans are now learning they won’t be able to stay with their preferred plans and providers. Did the president deceive the public in an effort to sell the Affordable Care Act?

Plus: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services head Marilyn Tavenner has issued the administration’s first official apology for the botched Obamacare website rollout. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will also be testifying on Capitol Hill this week. Tune in to the Situation Room for a Special Report at 6pm ET.

Crossfire will continue our Special Report at 6:30pm ET with guests Bill Kristol and Rep. Keith Ellison. Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter will host.

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The Obamacare Girl has gone missing

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HHS Sec. Sebelius in the hot seat

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  1. Marcia Erickson

    These canceled policies are crappy policies that offer poor coverage.

    A bad product got recalled from the marketplace.

    The sky is not falling. People. Calm yourselves.

    Those with canceled policies will be able to choose a new legal plan. They can choose one that costs less if they want to. This shouldn't even be a story.

    November 1, 2013 at 2:53 pm |
  2. Christine Beihl

    I want to see ACA go through a year or 2 of completion before I criticize it. People in the USA on welfare get free coverage and have a chance to get the best dental, eye and health....Not fair for middle income folks who work 12 hour shifts to make ends meet and can't afford I will wait to see the outcome before I bad mouth anything about the ACA. Websites on all accounts need work and may fail....I've come across that since the beginning of the internet. So I'll wait to see if they fix it or not.....To jump on the beginning of a process makes me believe that you all want it to fail.

    October 29, 2013 at 5:20 pm |
  3. Aerin

    My insurer changed my plan whenever they wanted to several times before. They often close a plan and move people to another. You have no control with an individual insurance plan.

    At least now with Obamacare, if lots of people sign up on the exchange, I bet the insurers will not mess with those plans because too many people will get upset. I see that as the best part of Obamacare: group plans can negotiate lower group rates and better coverage. This may not be evident right away but we will see it.

    October 29, 2013 at 4:38 pm |
  4. scrivenerlf

    I'm hoping that posted news reports of the dropping of insurance coverage and increased fee hikes will start posting total numbers of people so that Americans nationwide can gauge for themselves just how good or bad the impact of the Affordable Care Act is. A good question for thought and possible reporting is who is reporting on how Americans feel about all of this and what alternatives do citizens have if this whole process crashes and burns?

    October 29, 2013 at 4:10 pm |
  5. jdl

    question related to insurance loss... how many people had their coverage cancelled per year in the past 10 years independent of the ACA. Also a policy people lose that costs less than the projected cost of care will not protect a family from medical bankruptcy

    October 29, 2013 at 1:15 pm |

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