Don’t blame Obama for health website woes

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 - 4:10 pm

Re "Race to rescue health website" (Page A1, Dec. 1): President Barack Obama is trying to improve the lives of Americans. He is making it affordable for them to see their doctor when sick, instead of using the local hospital for every ailment and letting taxpayers pick up the tab. Now the president is being blamed for the health care website not working, but federal employees aren’t the problem. Private companies on a government contract are doing the work. These are companies whom Obama trusted to do what they claimed they could. And I am sure they are being paid very well indeed. I do not recall the installation of Medicare having a problem back in 1965. Wonder why? Simple, Medicare is one plan run by the federal government. And it works. Let's put the blame where it belongs. I admire this president for trying to do what's right.

-- Norma Loudenslager, Citrus Heights

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