Insurance Companies Worried Healthcare.gov "Fix" Will Lead to Even More Problems

Not an unreasonable concern


Insurers fear that a retooling of the government-run health insurance website and a fresh surge of enrollees has opened the floodgates to more problems for PresidentBarack Obama's health policy overhaul, a trade group said on Tuesday.

Obama planned to tout the reboot of HealthCare.gov in a speech on Tuesday as he sought to counter criticism of his reforms after the website's disastrous October 1 launch sent his job approval ratings plummeting and threatened to damage fellow Democrats in next year's congressional elections.