Oct. 30 - President visits Boston to highlight success of Massachusetts health care law, urging Americans to have patience as problems on HealthCare.gov are fixed. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Barack Obama visited Boston on Wednesday to defend his signature health care legislation and its problematic rollout. Speaking at Faneuil Hall, Obama drew parallels between the rocky rollout of Massachusetts health care law and the Affordable Care Act. When Massachusetts first introduced the law, enrollment was extremely slow with only about 100 people signing up in the first month, but by the end of the year, 36,000 people had signed up. Obama admitted the website right now is too slow. He said he takes full responsibility for fixing the problems on HealthCare.gov and has confidence the program will work.