Unlike Republicans who are simultaneously angry that Obamacare exists at all and that website problems have made it hard to sign up for, President Barack Obama actually wants people to heave health coverage. So as problems crop up, he's looking for fixes
. (Imagine that.) In an interview with Chuck Todd:
“We've got to work hard to make sure that -- they know -- we hear 'em and that we're going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this,” the president said. He said the White House was “looking at a range of options” in response to the law's problematic rollout. [...]
According to the administration source, the White House is “looking at an administrative fix for the population of people in the individual market who may have an increase in premiums, but don’t get subsidies.”
Such a fix would address the issue of “sticker shock” that has been popping up across the country, as individuals are losing their coverage and finding only higher-cost alternatives.
Trying to fix the unforeseen problems of a complex law—crazy idea, right? Of course he won't have cooperation from congressional Republicans in the effort, since it's in their interest for people to have trouble getting covered.