The Ottumwa Courier

December 3, 2013

Obama tries to move past health care website woes

JULIE PACE
AP White House Correspondent

---- — WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is trying to move past the woes of its health care website by launching a two-pronged strategy aimed at avoiding enrollment snafus come January while trying to refocus attention on the broader benefits of the law.

President Barack Obama will focus on those benefits Tuesday at a White House event where he'll be flanked by people the administration says have been helped by the law. He'll also take aim at Republicans, arguing that the GOP is trying to strip away those benefits without presenting an alternative.

Behind the scenes, the administration is furiously trying to rectify an issue with enrollment data that could become a significant headache after the first of the year. Insurers say much of the enrollment data they're receiving is practically useless.