Conservatives were quick to tout Consumer Reports as more evidence of a disastrous Obamacare rollout last week, after the magazine published an article recommending consumers stay away from the plagued federal health care exchange website for “at least another month.”
On Tuesday the product reviewer sought to clarify its initial article, which included an interview with a professional software tester, by stressing that opponents of the Affordable Care Act “misrepresented” their position.
“Pundits opposed to the new health care law and some media outlets have tried to suggest that our coverage of the troubled HealthCare.gov site means that Consumer Reports has turned against the Affordable Care Act,” wrote Nancy Metcalf, who covers health care for Consumer Reports. “Not true. Consistent with our mission to inform and protect consumers, particularly in this complicated health care market, our advice remains the same: The best place to buy coverage on your own is through the Health Insurance Marketplace in your state.”
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