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VIDEO: President Obama and West Michigan's Fred Upton debate healthcare reform in weekly addresses

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WASHINGTON D.C. (WKZO) -- Congressman Fred Upton has delivered the Republican Party’s Weekly radio response. His topic was the failed rollout of Healthcare.gov.

Upton talks about oversight of President Obama's healthcare law in the address. Upton wants to get to the bottom of what went wrong with the rollout of the healthcare website.

He notes that despite hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars invested, the website does not work for most people.

Upton questions how the administration can force Americans to buy a product many can't afford, from a system that doesn't work.

Upton also says a bipartisan chorus is growing to delay the individual mandate.

In his weekly address, President Obama points out that the Marketplace gathers insurers under one system to compete for business.

While acknowledging the problems of the healthCare.gov website, Obama says people can also enroll by phone or by mail.

Obama adds that some people poke fun at him for sounding like an insurance salesman. He says that's okay because he'd still be championing the law even it the website were perfect.

Obama says the healthcare law is a very big deal for people who don't have insurance or those who buy it on their own because they can't get it at work

 

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