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Obama to address widespread health care glitches

Barack Obama
Posted at 6:57 AM, Oct 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-21 02:58:52-04

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is expected to acknowledge that widespread problems with his health care law's rollout are unacceptable, as the administration scrambles to fix the glitches.

Obama will speak Monday morning from the Rose Garden, his first health care-focused event since the cascade of computer problems became apparent. The troublesome rollout of the health care exchanges has been a glaring embarrassment for Obama's signature legislative achievement.

White House officials say the president will discuss steps the administration is taking to address the glitches, including ramping up staffing at call centers where people can apply for insurance by phone.