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A message for both Democrats and Republicans today is that government had better be about problem solving and not creating them.

President Obama challenged Republicans to come up with their own legislative solution to the problem and need to ensure Americans with healthcare. Speaker John Boehner waved off persistent questions about his proposing an alternative. That is because:

a. he doesn’t have one

b. Republicans don’t want to address the need

America today has huge problems, such as Detroit declaring bankruptcy. That instance and how it plays out will have a ripple effect stemming from the precedence. If a government like the city of Detroit is permitted to turn its back on retirees and their pensions, what does that spell for all America and government at every level?

Pushing Affordable Healthcare Law through the system and producing implementation is an enormous challenge and change. One party gave it a shove, and that is not how things should work. Republicans should have been engaged, but they were not because their answer to the choices above was “b,” not wanting to address the need. That was not an acceptable choice.

So, Obama is taking the heat for deficiencies in getting the problem solved, but Republicans deserve more heat for failing to address the need altogether.

““No one should have to worry about going broke just because someone in their family gets sick; we thought we were better than that,” he said. “That's what's gotten lost over the last couple of months as we focused, rightly, on fixing the website.”

Even with improvements to the consumer-facing front end of the website, the White House is far from out of the woods – hinting on Monday at a massive clean-up operation to make sure people who thought they had signed up are actually referred to insurers.

The Washington Post estimates as many as a one third of those who signed up since October 1 have been hit by these back end problems.”

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/03/obama-healthcare-critics-no-going-back

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