Obama on Rising Premiums: Most Americans ‘Will Be Pleasantly Surprised’

‘We’re not going to get that much help from the media’

Obama: Bad press a hurdle to Obamacare enrollment (The Washington Examiner)

President Obama told activists they need to fight through a wave of negative press stories about Obamacare this year to ensure enrollment numbers go up, and said plans are still affordable despite stories saying premiums will rise sharply in 2017.

"We're not going to get that much help from the media," Obama told the more than 25,000 volunteers who joined a White House call with Obama Thursday afternoon. "This is going to be a ground game."

Obama said volunteers will have to help "clear the mud off the windshield" to get people to sign up.

"There is a faction of people who are continually trying to root for failure, despite the fact that we keep on insuring people and folks continue to get help," Obama said.

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