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States ridicule Obama's "fix" on Obamacare

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After President Obama's speech yesterday regarding the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, many state Insurance Commissioners are ridiculing the presidents idea of how to fix the problems, A.B.C. Montana's Joe Moeller explains more from Helena.

It has been a long week for President Obama, many are not happy with the roll out of obamacare.

"Unfortunately the experience on healthcare.gov has been highly frustrating for many Americans." says Chief Technology Officer Todd Park. 

On Thursday during a press conference in Washington President Obama admitted to his Affordable Care Act basically fumbling from the start.

"I think it is fair to say that to roll-out has been rough so far and I think everyone understands that I am not happy." 

Then after pointing out the flaws with the healthcare web site President Obama went on to say he is not giving up on his signature domestic policy and it is all in the works to be fixed.

Now he wants to allow those insurance plans that were scheduled to be canceled to be valid for another year, and on the state level here in Montana Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen is not too happy with this idea saying that it will make the already rocky roll-out even more confusing. In response to Obama's speech Lindeen had this to say,

"I am in the process of deciding what authority I have or I don't have. I am also in conversations with Montana's insurance companies to see how this announcement affects their business plans and Montana consumers.This kind of confusion is precisely why I have always fought for keeping insurance regulation at the state level. We know our markets, our companies and our neighbors better than Washington, D.C. does."

This is making the roll-out confusing on the state level and Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said his state will not be must "passing the buck."

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