President Barack Obama warned Thursday in a speech on his signature health care law that glitches may occur in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges on Oct. 1.
"Folks in different parts of the country will have different experiences. It's going to be smoother in places like Maryland, where governors are working to implement it rather than fight it," the president told a crowd at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Md. "But somewhere around the country, there's going to be a computer glitch and the website's not working quite the way it's supposed to, or something happens where there's some error made somewhere. That will happen."
Obama said that while opponents of the law may seize on any hiccups in the program's launch to argue against it, possible glitches won't prove that the law isn't working the way it should.
"I guarantee you the opponents of the law will have their cameras ready to document anything that doesn't go completely right and they'll send it to the news folks and they'll say look at this, this thing's not working," he continued. "Every time they have predicted something not working, it's worked."