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White Flag Christmas: President Apologizes for ObamaCare’s Sign-Up Problems.

Written by Gary North on November 8, 2013

President Obama appeared on camera on November 7, and apologized for his words, “If you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance.”

The President has been engaged in a kind of verbal Bataan march in recent days. CNN reports:

Last week: “If you had one of these substandard plans before the Affordable Care Act became law, and you really like that plan, you are able to keep it.”

Monday: “If you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law, and you really like that plan, what we said was you could keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law passed.”

Here is what the President said on November 7. His concern is for millions of Americans who got policy cancellation letters.

“And it’s scary to them. And I am sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me. We’ve got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and that we’re going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this. … Obviously, we didn’t do a good enough job in terms of how we crafted the law. And, you know, that’s something that I regret. That’s something that we’re going to do everything we can to get fixed.”

When I read this, my mind drifted back.

The President added:

“Given that I’ve been burned already with a website — well, more importantly, the American people have been burned by a website — that has been dysfunctional, what we’ve also been doing is creating a whole other set of tracks. Making sure that people can apply by phone effectively. Making sure that people can apply in person effectively. So what I’m confident about is that anybody who wants to buy health insurance through the marketplace, they are going to be able to buy it.”

I am trying to think this through. Here is what I get so far. There are 15 million people with no insurance. No, wait: that was before ObamaCare. To this figure, we must add several million more — no one is saying how many — who have received policy cancellation letters.

So, maybe 20 million Americans will call a toll-free number. If (say) 19 million of them get a busy signal, they will then drive down to apply in person.

Drive down to where?

The IRS is in charge of administering the program. So, should they drive to their local IRS office? I wonder if the IRS is set up to handle this. Frankly, I would like to find out.

The President reassured viewers that www.Healthcare.gov will be operational on December 1.

But what if it isn’t?

Merry Christmas!

My mind drifts back. What do millions of uninsured Americans want for Christmas? What have they asked Santa for? How will Santa respond?

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30 thoughts on “White Flag Christmas: President Apologizes for ObamaCare’s Sign-Up Problems.

  1. Rodger Peterson says:

    That was one of the most insincere apologies I have ever heard. Just more "Sucking 'n' Jiving" by Obama.

  2. Obama did not apologize…He just said he's sorry…Big difference!

  3. redwhiteblu says:



  4. That ILLEGAL POS is lying through his teeth again!

  5. Too many of his cousins and followers believe that ILLEGAL POS to not signup.After all the working class of people are paying for them and that's fine with them.We're suppose to be brother and sister but when it comes to paying for something the slackers and takers say let my brother and sister pay for mine.

  6. I guess people don't know an, apology from an alibi! One, you make excuses the other, you say, I'm sorry, we all know which one Obama said!

  7. He didn't apologize. He just said he is sorry people were hurt. That is not taking responsibility. Then he claimed the he was as hurt as everyone else. I think not. He is as slippery as goose grease and as deep as an oil slick. Sincerity is not in his lexicon. It is all about ego. See my blog at http://cranky-conservative.blogspot.com

  8. MinuteMan3d says:

    Don't you know he really regrets not being able to blame someone else….like Bush! lol

  9. Does not matter how he feels. What is he going to do about it now?

  10. I'm so sorry you believed my lies, you cretins! Sucks to be you!

  11. He's going to Disneyland… of the mind.

  12. "And I am sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me."

    The problem with his "apology" is that he wants to make us believe that those that lost their current coverage were victims of happenstance and not victims of a carefully-crafted scheme. The fact is that the cancellations were part of the ACA all along; a feature, and not a bug, of the so-called "Affordable Care Act." The plan all along was to dump all these people into the new and more expensive plans to help subsidize the other millions with pre-existing conditions or no insurance. Unfortunately for the president and his gang, economics is not the same as politics: people don't respond to incentives the way politicians expect. It wasn't called a "Fatal Conceit" for nothing.

  13. Doug Rodrigues says:

    Obama didn't make an apology: he made an excuse. He still doesn't take blame for anything. He a narcissist:: It's always somebody else's fault. It's your fault for not understanding his brilliance when he said that you can keep you present policy and physician. After all, you weren't intelligent enough to fully understand the meaning of his words. It's the website's fault for not functioning properly, too. Obama had no control over that. But lets face it. Obama intentionally lied. The DNC lied. Obama's political team lied. In a few weeks, this will become "old news" not worth mentioning. That's what Jay Carney will say. Chances are that the worthless RINO's in Congress will say the same thing.

  14. Wendy Quenneville says:

    Obama is the Great Deceiver. Says one thing; means something else he doesn't want to disclosed until forced to.

  15. F U you Ahole…just more lies.

  16. Virgil_Hilts says:

    The Prevaricator-In-Chief claimed THIS: “Given that I’ve been burned already with a website." Well…wah effing wah!

    Mr. President…you DO realize that you are on the verge of 'burning' about 250 million people, right?

  17. All the apologizing in the world will still not change the fact that the ACA would work under any circumstances and is just plain out wrong for the American people. It will hurt all the way down the line if it continues.

  18. We should refer to the ACA as the UCA–the Unaffordable Care Act, because those few who are able to get the exchange are finding that the benefits are not only more expensive than their previous health insurance policy that had been canceled through no fault of their own, but provides even less care or benefits than the policy they were promised they could keep. The answer to all this mess my friends is to vote out every senator and representative who voted for this Act. Only then can this monstrosity of a health care plan be done away with for good. Unfortunately, short of impeachment, it is too late to get rid of Obama.

  19. Hecpachman says:

    Right on! We the people have the power to reject the insane, to be sure, unconstitutional law. Yeah, I know, justice Roberts stuck it to us; what on earth was he smoking?

  20. Hecpachman says:

    Wow, Doug, you nailed it! Obama, Bill, Clinton, Hillary, Phony Smile Byden, the whole clan are liars. There's no sugar coating it, a lie is what it is, intentional deception for, in this case, political advantage. These "Talking heads", like Bill O'rilley that have a problem with calling them liars, and continue to give them the benefit of the doubt just to maintain neutrality, are doing "the folks" as he calls us, a disservice.

  21. conservitive_1 says:

    white flag Christmas…. false flag apology ….

  22. He isn't the least bit sorry and he didn't apologize. Narcissists never apologize and sociopaths just make you think they did.

  23. 4TimesAYear says:

    Listen to what he said very carefully; he did NOT apologize – he said he was sorry people were having trouble because of something he said. He did NOT he was sorry he said it.

  24. 4TimesAYear says:

    Listen to what he said very carefully; he did NOT apologize – he said he was sorry people were having trouble because of something he said. He did NOT *say* he was sorry he said it. There is a huge difference.

  25. 4TimesAYear says:

    Absolutely correct; he said he was sorry people were having trouble because of something he said – he didn't apologize for saying it. BIG difference.

  26. After KILLING your mother, your sister, your brother, your father maybe even YOU! He's sorry your going through that sorrow and pain! But look on the bright side, He's still in office, I think we should vote for him again! Right? I mean when you get 106,000 votes from 98,000 registered voters, we should be able to vote for him a third time, right?

  27. armydadtexas1 says:

    And if you believe that lying piece of human excrement, then America, you are dumber then first thought. OBAMA LIED TO YOU, KNOWING HE WAS LYING BEFORE HE LIED. This is what the far left wing, radical extremist do. America, are you awake yet?

  28. Like my kid saying "I'm sorry I got caught lying to you Dad". This so-called president is an embarrassment to our country and to humanity.

  29. Obama should have no worries. Apparently only sub-standard plans are and will be effected so what's the big deal. All the voters will be tickled with their new plans including their new rates and will be standing inline early on Election Day next year to vote for all the democrats on the ballot. Sure they will!!!!

  30. Go to this site and find out what it will cost in your area under the UNAFFORDABLE Care Act.

    Some nerds put it together. All you need to do is enter your zip and Wallah–EYE_POPPER! My wife and I went from $13k a year–we are respectively 62 and 61, to $49,908!!!! To receive the same level of insurance that we now have would require Platinum level. This BASTARD IMPOSTER in the WH is calling my current policy Sub-standard? Go fuck yourself OBAMA!!!!