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GOP Steps Up Criticism Of Health Care Law

WASHINGTON (October 21, 2013)--As the White House tries to deal with the technical glitches are plaguing the rollout of the new health care law, Republicans are ramping up their criticism.

Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell says the law "costs too much and it's not working the way they promised," and a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, referring to the president’s Rose Garden event Monday, says, "A speech doesn't solve the problem."

People who are having trouble enrolling online for health insurance under the health care law are being encouraged to do it by phone.

An increase in the staffing at call centers is one of the steps President Barack Obama announced Monday as he addressed the widespread problems with the rollout of the health care law.

Technology experts from inside and outside of government are being brought in to help diagnose the problems, health officials said.


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