Obama Compares Healthcare.gov Rollout Problems To iOS 7 Glitches

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This afternoon President Obama addressed the nation to talk about the recent government shutdown, as well as to promote the rollout of the new U.S. healthcare coverage website that just launched today.

During his remarks President Obama addressed criticisms that HealthCare.gov is full of bugs and loads too slowly. Obama deflected most of the blame toward the more than 1 million people that visited the site before 7AM and bogged down the servers. The President did admit there are a lot of bugs that need to be addressed, but then he used Americas Most Valuable Brand, as an example of why rollouts don’t always go to well by comparing the Healthcare.gov rollout to glitches in iOS 7:

“And we’re going to be speeding things up in the next few hours to handle all of this demand that exceeds anything that we had expected. Consider that just a couple of weeks ago, Apple rolled out a new mobile operating system, and within days, they found a glitch, so they fixed it. I don’t remember anybody suggesting Apple should stop selling iPhones or iPads or threatening to shut down the company if they didn’t. That’s not how we do things in America.”

Hopefully the President also noticed how quickly Apple fixes its software glitches and gets the whip cracking on his own software engineers. The President’s remarks were also meant to address the larger political chaos that has been underway in wake of the U.S. government shutdown as the Republican Party has effectively ruled to shutdown the government unless parts of the Affordable Care Act are delayed:

“I’ll work with anybody who’s got a serious idea to make the Affordable Care Act work better. I’ve said that repeatedly. But as long as I am president, I will not give in to reckless demands by some in the Republican Party to deny affordable health insurance to millions of hardworking Americans.”

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  • aboutcepimages

    ‘cept iOS7 is something that people looked forward to

  • daov2a

    ‘cept iOS7 is something that people looked forward to

    ‘cept iOS 7 really isn’t very good and the ACA is. And also, the majority of Americans look forward to and want the ACA to take effect.

  • matrix3D
    ‘cept iOS7 is something that people looked forward to

    ‘cept iOS 7 really isn’t very good and the ACA is. And also, the majority of Americans look forward to and want the ACA to take effect.

    Oh yeah? Every poll I’ve seen has the ACA around 60-70% disapproval. Premiums are going up, doctors are leaving the business or refusing to accept insurance… these things are already starting to happen. Only an idiot would want that.

  • matrix3D
    ‘cept iOS7 is something that people looked forward to

    ‘cept iOS 7 really isn’t very good and the ACA is. And also, the majority of Americans look forward to and want the ACA to take effect.

    You also forgot to mention that you won’t be fined or thrown in jail if you don’t upgrade to iOS 7

  • TheMartinDobson
    ‘cept iOS7 is something that people looked forward to

    ‘cept iOS 7 really isn’t very good and the ACA is. And also, the majority of Americans look forward to and want the ACA to take effect.

    Oh yeah? Every poll I’ve seen has the ACA around 60-70% disapproval. Premiums are going up, doctors are leaving the business or refusing to accept insurance… these things are already starting to happen. Only an idiot would want that.

    My goodness you’re exactly right, it doesn’t work north of your border either. I have no idea how our 75,000 Doctors can live on an average gross annual salary of $328,000. Oh the humanity!

    I sure hope that your doctors know how to diagnose metathesiophobia.

    Like iOS7, just give it a chance… you’ll be surprised how you can learn to like it.

  • daov2a
    ‘cept iOS7 is something that people looked forward to

    ‘cept iOS 7 really isn’t very good and the ACA is. And also, the majority of Americans look forward to and want the ACA to take effect.

    Oh yeah? Every poll I’ve seen has the ACA around 60-70% disapproval. Premiums are going up, doctors are leaving the business or refusing to accept insurance… these things are already starting to happen. Only an idiot would want that.

    Your comments clearly show that your news sources are bad. I can guarantee that when The Blaze, Drudge Report or Fox News does a poll of their viewers, the majority say, “No way.” Polls designed to grab a large number of people from all groups, do not show the numbers you describe. The ACA is a good thing; get used to it; it’s not going anywhere.

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