Plouffe: President Will Rebound from Obamacare Debacle

Sunday, 01 Dec 2013 12:52 PM

By Amy Woods

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Former senior White House adviser David Plouffe expects up to 8 million Americans will sign up for insurance on Healthcare.gov by March 2014 and that President Barack Obama will benefit politically when they do.

"There's a huge interest out there," Plouffe said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." "People want healthcare. They're going to be able to get healthcare."

Although Obama's poll numbers have plunged, particularly after millions of Americans' insurers dropped them from their plans, Plouffe said they will rebound.

"I'm confident, in a few months from now, those trust numbers are going to come up," he said. "It's just a fact, and it may take until 2017, when this president leaves office, you're going to see almost every state in this country running their own exchanges eventually and expanding Medicaid, and I think it'll work really well then."

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, also appearing on the ABC show, defended the glitches in Healthcare.gov and praised Obama for owning up to the misnomer that all insured American would be able to keep their policies.

"This Web site is technology," Ellison said. "It's going to get better. It's already better today. We're only going to be working out more kinks as we go forward. We're getting to point where, yes, there a few problems we're working through now but we can see the end of that era and to a new time when people will be able to get sick and get care and not worry about being dropped and not worry about going bankrupt."

When millions of Americans, to their surprise, were dumped by their insurers following the rollout of the Affordable Care Act in October, Obama owned up to the issue, Ellison said.

"Even though he might have said if you like your decent insurance then you can keep it, I think that people really get that," he said, referring to the fact that the majority of those receiving cancellation notices had policies that lacked basic consumer protections. "He owned it. I think that shows integrity."


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Who Wins Senate Control? Nov. 4 Might Not Decide

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 08:54 AM

A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?
A handful o . . .

George P. Bush: I'm Not Endorsing Anyone in 2016 Race

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 18:45 PM

George P. Bush is not endorsing anyone for the White House in 2016, even if his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, be . . .

House Republicans Hire New Attorney for Obama Lawsuit

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 17:15 PM

House Republicans Friday signed a contract with a new attorney torepresent them in their lawsuit against President Barac . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved