The Washington Times - November 4, 2013, 09:13AM

Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that people who are being kicked off their health insurance plans under Obamacare might find better deals in the revamped market place, but “the biggest problem right now is the website doesn’t work.”

“This is a problem that they’re going to have to fix,” he said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

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President Obama is facing heat for repeatedly saying that Americans who liked their plans could keep them, a clam that is proving untrue as cancellation notices fly across America. In response, the administration has clarified that plans could be grandfathered in when the law passed in 2010.


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“You could keep it today if that plan hadn’t changed,” Mr. Gibbs said.


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But Mr. Gibbs reiterated that the administration needs to fix the website, HealthCare.gov, or else Americans will not see suitable or favorable alternatives to the plans they’ve lost.


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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has said the website should be working well for the “vast majority” of users by the end of this month.


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