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Obamacare / Administration's Defense / A Discussion #1054253

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The defense of Obamacare and its problems by President Obama and his administration introduced. [OBAMA - admits the Website is too slow: there is no excuse and we are working to improve it.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) The damage control by the president, the approach of taking responsibility, what he said about his promise you could keep your insurance if you like it discussed. [OBAMA - recounts what he promised about substandard insurance plans.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The Congressional hearings on President Obama's health care program presented; scenes shown from the circus-like hearings with Congress members bickering. [In response to questions from Representatives Marhsa Blackburn, Gregg Harper, Joe Barton, others, HHS Secretary Kathleen SEBELIUS - says she is responsible for the serious problems; recalls we felt we were ready to go and we were wrong.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) What Vice President Joe Biden said today. [BIDEN - says we were not able to get online.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Capitol Hill: Dana Bash) The hearings with the HHS secretary falling on her sword, but denying changing the deadlines, what she said about the Website, Republicans giving horror stories about people losing their health plans, how some plans do not live up to the Affordable Care Act guidelines, ongoing calls for Sebelius to be fired discussed. [To Blackburn's question, SEBELIUS - bicker about plan choice.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "Crossfire"'s Newt Gingrich and Van Jones about Obamacare. [GINGRICH - says the White House is being dishonest; reiterates Obama said over and over you will not lose your insurance.] [JONES - criticizes the Nixon reference and the partisanship; compares the old and new health care systems.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim;
Bash, Dana
Duration:
00:15:50

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