Obama video on health-care Web site: ‘We’re going to get it fixed’

October 23, 2013

President Obama is lending a hand to the independent group spun that was off from his campaign, Organizing for Action, by cutting a Web video to promote the new health-care law.

In the video, the president acknowledges the problems with the recently launched insurance Web site, HealthCare.gov,  and says the White House has has "people working overtime" to fix the glitches.

"We're going to get it fixed," Obama says, repeating his insistence that the new law is much more than just a Web site because it includes benefits such as allowing children to stay on their parents' insurance age 26 and providing free mammograms and birth control.

Obama also gives two anecdotes about people who were unable to buy health insurance before the launch of the exchanges on Oct. 1.

He then encourages people to help organize others to sign up for the health insurance.

"Remember: Nobody ever expected this would be easy. Change never is. It takes time and effort and dedication," Obama said. "But if we all keep doing what we can to make a difference in our communities, I'm absolutely confident that we will finish the job of making health care in this country not just a privilege for a fortunate few, but a right for all Americans to enjoy."

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix, the Post’s top political blog.
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