The problems with the rollout of Obamacare are causing Americans to feel "uneasy" about other aspects of the healthcare law, Rep. Greg Walden said Thursday.
"If they can't enroll you, how are they going to take care of you? I think this is why Americans are uneasy. They see the chaos. They see the concern. They see the cancellations," the Oregon Republican said on "Fox & Friends."
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The Obamacare website was not ready for "prime time" and "should have been delayed," he added.
"This should have been delayed. It was not ready for prime time. If they were going to force it on America, they should have, at least, gotten the website right," he said.
The congressman also expressed dissatisfaction with the testimony Wednesday of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius before the House Energy and Commerce Committee acknowledging problems with the website.
"I was disappointed," he said. "They said they sent a letter to the government accountability office in June saying, 'All good to go.'"
Like most of his Republican colleagues, Walden also accused the president of misleading the American people by telling them early on that they would be able to keep their existing coverage plans under Obamacare. He said it raises questions about what they can expect if they enroll.
"It's not true. It never was true. They knew it wasn't true. And, the president kept saying it and saying it. And, so, that makes Americans wonder, 'If that wasn't true that I could keep my health insurance, then is it true that I can keep my doctor, that I can go to my local hospital?'
"The answer will be, 'Oh, kind of, yes. You may be able to see your doctor, just won't be in the network. Which means, there will be an unlimited cost to go see the doctor you and your family have seen,'" Walden said.
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