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After a disastrous roll out, President Obama is struggling to save his cherished health care law. But he faces big challenges ...
ahead and as AP's Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar explains, there are no easy answers about what happens next. (Nov. 18)
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SHOTLIST:AP Television - AP Clients OnlyWashington, DC - 18 November 20131. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press"The administration has said they will have the website working smoothly for the vast majority of users by the end of November. That just gives them a couple of more weeks. That's their goal. They haven't defined what vast majority means and they haven't defined what smoothly means. The website has kind of stabilized. Last week, they reported that they had no outages and they are steadily reporting improvements in wait time, the wait time is going down, error rates are going down, but they still acknowledge that they have a lot to do."2. Various shots of the healthcare.gov website3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press"The other areas that the administration has to deal with is the whole fallout from the insurance cancellations and then there has been a let down among Democrats, among the president's own supporters, among public health and community people who were invested in the rollout."ABC POOL - AP Clients OnlyAndrews Air Force Base - 14 November 20134. President Obama getting off Marine OneAP Television - AP Clients OnlyDetroit, Michigan - 1 October 20135. Mid shot of health care help center6. Woman completing her insurance applicationAP Television - AP Clients OnlyWashington, DC - 18 November 20137. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press"One, you know, kind of optimistic sign was that there were a lot of applications - about 1.5 million individuals - who have pending applications. So that would indicate that ok, maybe there is a pent up demand here for this benefit. And the picture will change in December and January, you'll start seeing much greater numbers."AP Television FILE - AP Clients Only8. Shots of people in doctor's officesAP Television - AP Clients OnlyWashington, DC - 18 November 20139. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press"This story has had so many twists and turns to it and so many improbable things have happened that people hesitate to make predictions."STORYLINE:After a disastrous roll out, President Barack Obama is struggling to save his cherished health care law. But he faces huge challenges - from fixing the troubled healthcare.gov website, to finding a remedy for the cancellations of individual insurance policies that don't mesh with the new law to restoring confidence among even those who've historically supported 'Obamacare.'AP health care reporter Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar said the first step for the administration is making good on its latest pledge that the website will be working smoothly for the "vast majority" of users by the end of November."That just gives them a couple of more weeks. That's their goal. They haven't defined what vast majority means and they haven't defined what smoothly means," said Alonzo-Zaldivar.Still, he said, there are positive signs."The website has kind of stabilized. Last week, they reported that they had no outages and they are steadily reporting improvements in wait time, the wait time is going down, error rates are going down, but they still acknowledge that they have a lot to do," he said.Even if the website problems are cured, Obama still faces two additional, major dilemnas: the problems with the insurance policy cancellations of somewhere near four million Americans and the crisis in confidence among even his own supporters.Those are serious obstacles, to be sure. But Alonso-Zaldivar said if the administration can get the website up and running quickly, it might help to resolve the other issues, as well."The website, really, of all the pieces that are in play, seems to be the one piece that they can control, or that they have the most leverage over. If they can get that part working, that might start to help them with the other problems they have: the crisis of confidence and the cancellations issue," he said.Alonso-Zaldivar also pointed to a potentially optimistic sign for the president: the 1.5 million individuals who have pending applications under the new law."That would indicate that ok, maybe there is a pent up demand here for this benefit. And the picture will change in December and January, you'll start seeing much greater numbers."Despite the forces working against it, Alonzo-Zaldivar said odd now still favor the Affordable Care Act's survival. Though he admitted few right now want to make predictions or lay down bets."This story has had so many twists and turns to it and so many improbable things have happened that people hesitate to make predictions," he said.Nov. 30 is the date the administration has pledged to have the website working smoothly for most who attempt to use it.