For Obama, health care woes turn into a fight to save his credibility, regain public's trust

  • Article by: JULIE PACE , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 18, 2013 - 4:06 AM

WASHINGTON — Throughout President Barack Obama's first four years in office, he prided himself on his ability to bounce back when much of Washington thought his presidency was in peril.

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stevensp0Nov. 18, 13 5:41 AM

A good chunk of the electorate has hated President Obama from the start, so why should this surprise anyone. He has taken a drubbing from the media, and from right wing politicians for the past six weeks every news cycle. I am surprised his poll numbers are not lower. Whatever else is true, the ACA is our new health care standard, and in Minnesota, it is working, thanks to President Obama.

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drfranktNov. 18, 13 5:47 AM

It's not just Obama that lacks credibility, it's everyone of the democrats that parroted the lines that "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan," "If you like your Doctors, you can keep your Doctors," and "The average family will save $2500 a year in premiums." These are all lies spewed by the left wing and knowingly spewed to prop up the lie to all of the uneducated voters for their support. Next will be the coverage from your employers...Right now, you're just seeing the tip of the iceberg! Save your big thanks for the 2014 and 2016 elections!

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barbjensNov. 18, 13 6:00 AM

The Media trying to "best" everyone else creates most of the problems. They are like crying FIRE in a crowded theatre. Like I mentioned before -- RomneyCare had very similar problems but the MEDIA was not covering every "slip & slide" that it made. It turned out to work quite well.

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dentesterNov. 18, 13 6:03 AM

He has no credibility and neither do the democrats in congress after one of them admitted on the Sunday news shows that all democrats in congress knew he was lying when he promised people could keep their old insurance plan. They KNEW he was lying and repeated the lie themselves.

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windigolakeNov. 18, 13 6:14 AM

Where is the credibility of the insurance companies? They have raised rates for the last three years complaining of the ACA and then tell you they haven't made their policies compliant with the ACA. They want it both ways. They are serial liars, all of them.

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firefight41Nov. 18, 13 7:27 AM

I am surprised his poll numbers are not lower. ************ Polls are bogus.

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firefight41Nov. 18, 13 7:28 AM

The federal government has not had credibility for a long time now.

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theagonybhoNov. 18, 13 7:48 AM

stevensp0, Obama has taken a drubbing from the media? surely you jest. Obama has received the biggest pass by the media of any president to ever hold office. Any news on the economy like unemployment claims going up 50,000 is stated as ticks up. When the claims drop by 25 the headlines state unemployment claims plummet. Any of the issues, Benghazi, IRS, Obamacare or fast and furious just brushed over and is backpage news, any mistakes he has made are balmed on other people, its almost embarrassing.

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avejoeconNov. 18, 13 8:33 AM

It turned out to work quite well.--------Only if you consider that 40$ of their money now goes to health care, when it was 25%. And if you consider that they ahve the one of the highest premiums in the country. and ER usage increased by 16-25%, depending on the report! this is where Obamacare is taking the country, with the added benefit of nearly 1 million lost jobs.

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formergopNov. 18, 13 8:58 AM

Obama will come out on top again. Just wait a couple weeks. No one signing up because of website problems. But that will change in a big hurry.

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