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Internal War Room Document Reveals Concerns Over Healthcare

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  Originally Published on: 11/5/2013

An internal war room document details worries in the administration over limited options in the healthcare marketplace. It also reveals the fear that prospective customers will face sticker shock. Joe Johns reports. "Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States." Outwardly, the administration is confident and optimistic when it comes to Obamacare's promise of more choice and lower-priced health insurance. The president made the case for that in a Rose Garden event at the White House. "What we've done is essentially create a competition where there wasn't competition before," he said. "And as a result of this choice and this competition, prices have come down." But privately there is concern A stunning internal war room document, created last week, submitted to Republican investigators and obtained by CNN, details worries that when the website is up and running, there might be sticker shock and anger because... "The media attention will follow individuals to plan selection and their ultimate choices; and, in some cases, there will be fewer options than would be desired to promote consumer choice and an ideal shopping experience. Additionally, in some cases there will be relatively high cost plans." Meanwhile, the White House was once again on defense after other war room notes suggested the administration's request to consumers to call in to register for Obamacare wasn't really a way of bypassing the glitchy healthcare.gov website, why? Because the call centers and the website use the same computer system. "The point of the call-in centers was to reduce the frustration that individuals were having," says Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary. "That's what he said, that's what we are doing. In the meantime we are bustin' rocks every day to fix the website."
   
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