Obama offers fix for canceled health care plans

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WASHINGTON, DC – There’s breaking news from the White House!

President Obama is throwing under the bus everyone around him that had anything to do with the Obamacare website, claiming that he had no idea of the Healthcare.gov site was a major FUBAR.

“I’m accused of a lot of things, but I don’t think I’m stupid enough to go around saying, ‘This is going to be shopping on Amazon or Travelocity,’ a week before the website opens, if I thought that it wasn’t going to work,” said President Obama.

He also announced a dubious fix at best, an administrative plan that lets, but does not require, insurance companies renew for one year the individual policies they canceled. But they have to tell policy holders of Obamacare options and of the benefits they won’t receive if they keep the plans they liked.

So, what the president really did was to toss this political hot potato into the laps of state insurance commissioners, the people who have the final say of what plans can, and cannot, be sold to their residents.

“It’s, whoa, like I say, it’s mind confusing. Uh, bumbling. Mind bumbling.”

Ol’ Johnny Walker there was talking about the enrollment numbers released by the Department of Health and Human Services, numbers that show 2,991 Texans have signed up as of November 2.

Patrick Monte of Houston asked, “Why wouldn’t you up, if you could get help with it from the federal government? You know, you’re gonna get a stipend for that. So, sure, if I didn’t have insurance, I would sure sign up for it.”

If you haven’t signed up, keep trying. The president promises that the Web site will be fully functional one of these days.

And you know how he keeps his promises.