POTUS: Obamacare is “Stable” and there are “plusses and minuses” to single payer

March 14th, 2014

Some more comments from President Obama regarding Obamacare:

The president said he expects “a larger number” still to be enrolled by March 31.

“The pool is already large enough, the number of people who have signed up is large enough, i’m confident the program will be stable,” Obama said.

Many of the questions in the interview, submitted by users of the website, focused on costs of insurance under the plan. Obama said that some of the issues raised were the byproduct of the U.S. tradition of private-based insurance.

“Obviously there are other countries who have government run health care or have a single payer plan in which case the government really controls much more tightly how health care distributed,” Obama said.

“There are pluses and minuses with having a private health care system.”

Still, the president defended many of the plans available on the exchanges, and said that ultimately they were worth purchasing.

“Good solid insurance with some deductibles and co-pays is better than no insurance at all,” he said.