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article imageMcCain: Glitches in roll-out of Obamacare enrollment a 'fiasco'

By Michael Krebs     Oct 21, 2013 in Politics
Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) characterized the rollout of the Obamacare enrollment process as a "fiasco."
In the aftermath of the short-term deal the GOP struck to reopen the federal government, the leadership in the Republican Party took to the airwaves on Sunday to present their case and to craft a perception of a united front against increased government spending and the Affordable Care Act.
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" and was asked for his thoughts on the interruptions and glitches that Americans wishing to enroll in the Obamacare program are experiencing broadly. The roll-out of the program has been so problematic that President Obama is expected to speak on the matter later today, as USA Today reported on Monday.
"Let's find out who is responsible for this fiasco and then take the appropriate action," McCain told CNN. "But this is just the beginning of the problems. That's why we Republicans have to keep up the fight. But we have to rifle shot it rather than go at it with a meat ax, which cannot succeed."
According to CNN, the Obama administration announced that roughly 475,000 people have successfully signed up for the national healthcare coverage.
The technical glitches with enrollments are wide in scope, as the Affordable Care Act was designed to cover the 48 million Americans currently without health insurance.
"Send Air Force One out to Silicon Valley, load it up with smart people, bring them back to Washington and fix this problem," McCain said. "It's ridiculous. And everybody knows that."
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