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November 14th, 2013
08:02 PM ET

Mixed reactions to Obamacare "fix"

Some Democrats are relieved the President has a fix for cancelled health plans, but many want a legislative solution.

Filed under: Capitol Hill • Dana Bash • Obamacare
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Jill

    Noone has covered the impact of the ACA on physicians. I just came out of a staff meeting and the new documentation requirements on top of what we had to do before are so overwhelming that I believe you are going to see small doctors offices either folding or joining bigger groups, even more than before. There is no way we can provide the same level of care that we did before as we now have to spend 15 more minutes documenting things like if our patient has had a mammogram, a flu shot and pneumonia vaccination. We also have to provide a patient with a written record of their visit before they leave. So, every doctor you visit will have his/her head in the computer during your visit. Not sure how this works in an OR setting? This law is a train wreck on the insurance side, but it will change the way care is delivered to patients. You will start seeing doctors leaving this field in flocks as it's becoming more and more frustrating dealing with the constantly changing regulations people without any knowlege of medicine continue to put on us.

    November 19, 2013 at 4:42 pm |
  2. TXDEM022

    Wolf, CNN and you in particular claims to be not taking political sides in your show/s. So when you had users trying to sign up for ACA with clocks during your shown in early October with lot of difficulty, its’s only fair to expect the same or different set of users try the ACA sign up now. The site is working much better now. I am finding it interesting that the CNN had Elizabeth Cohen almost daily trying the site to sign up and reporting daily progress, you should do the same now. Helping your viewers understand if the site is reliable, working and can help them save money should be part of CNN’s programming.
    The everyday improvements are not reported in your show instead taking cheap shots at the web sites doesn’t look very convincing to me that CNN want to show progress.
    ACA is one of the most important Civil rights legislation in my generation – instead of just repeating one side of the story that keeps telling the negatives, you should try to see if the law has merits and if they are improving everyday Americans life.

    November 15, 2013 at 11:51 am |
    • mary, Texas

      I agree. I haven't been able to get insurance until now because of preexisting conditions. Now that I do have the chance, Congress and the media can only offer negative, Obama care bashing and continue the division we already have in this country. I notice they don't mention the fact that insurance companies for years have denied people and dropped peopled from their insurance once they are used. Also, what about people that for years have lost everything because of the lack of affordable healthcare in this country.

      November 18, 2013 at 9:11 am |
  3. CMB

    I couldn't watch the biased 'reporting' after Obama's press conference. I don't watch CNN to hear one-sided bashing of everything the president does. This show has become ridiculous. John King? Jake Tapper? Even Wolf and Gloria are so bent on slamming all things Obama I can't stand CNN anymore. I didn't realize you were now a politically right wing 'news organization'.

    November 15, 2013 at 9:12 am |
  4. Phil, south jersey

    John Boener actually said that Obamacare can't be fixed..... This is the whole problem with these people, you can't have a honest discussion with them. Alot of things that's in the Law, is what they were lobbying for. These insurance exchanges–for competition, mandates for individuals paying– for personal responsibility; Do they disagree with preexisting conditions?? Keeping kids on until 26?? People being bankrupt with policies not paying, rising costs of policies, healthcare being big driver of the dept.....?? What do they WANT!!!! Maybe they can't give no ideas, solutions, because most of them are already in the affordable care act. Republican Party has NO CREDIBILITY, you can't say NO for eight years straight and think you have credibility. What reason would democrats have to ever work with them, if they get the presidency, considering how they have acted for eight years??

    November 14, 2013 at 10:37 pm |

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