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Dem still holds hopes for Obamacare turnaround

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Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said Tuesday that President Obama’s health care law may still do what it set out to — make health coverage affordable for uninsured Americans.

“There, I think the Affordable Care Act is going to be a success. … It should be measured against what it’s intended to achieve,” he told MSNBC’s “Jansing and Co.”

Mr. Schiff, of California, and other Democrats are disappointed by web glitches that spoiled the debut of Obamacare this fall, particularly on the federal portal that connects 36 states with health plans and, in some cases, government subsidies to defray the cost of premiums.

He said the website is getting better, and the Obama administration said Monday that by the end of the week they expect the website to be working far better than it did in October.

Still, Mr. Schiff told MSNBC, “I certainly would have preferred a flawless rollout of this.”

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