MSNBC’s Mitchell Invites HHS to Advertise ObamaCare Open Enrollment

Mitchell: ‘Your message to them is first of all, the computer glitches have been fixed, that it’s not that difficult, but what about the premium costs?’

MITCHELL: “Welcome back. Enrollment for 2016 ObamaCare coverage is now open. The White House has claimed victory for reducing the nation's uninsured rates to record lows. But tens of millions of Americans are still uninsured and premiums are rising for many. Health and human services secretary Sylvia Matthews-Burwell joins me now. Let's talk about pluses and minuses. You have some real victories in terms of the enrollment numbers. What are the challenges still ahead?” 
BURWELL: “As we look at the overall, I think the most important thing to focus on is the number of uninsured. That number has been reduced by 17.6 million in the country, and we want to make sure that we keep reducing that number. Right now, open enrollment and the marketplace, are an important part of that. We think there are about 10.5 million folks who are still out there who are eligible and that's who we are hoping to reach during this open enrollment.” 
MITCHELL: “Your message to them is first of all, the computer glitches have been fixed, that it's not that difficult, but what about the premium costs?” 
BURWELL: “Affordability is a very important part of our messaging. As one talks about the premium costs, understanding that financial assistance is available.”

 

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