[Ed. – Of course. You could write this whole script in your sleep. A lot of folks did.]
President Barack Obama said his signature health-care law has “real problems” that have been exacerbated by congressional gridlock and political polarization.
“They’re eminently fixable problems in terms of strengthening the marketplace, improving the subsidies so more folks can get it, making sure everybody has Medicaid who was qualified under the original legislation, doing more on the cost containment,” Obama said in an interview published Sunday in New York Magazine. “But you hit a point where if Congress just is not willing to make any constructive modifications and it’s all political football, then you’re getting a suboptimal solution.” …
Last month, Obama met with top executives from more than a dozen health insurers, including Humana Inc. and Cigna Corp., to re-affirm his support for the Affordable Care Act after several companies retreated from the exchanges. [And, don’t forget, to shovel taxpayer money at them. – Ed.]