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Obama: No excuse for healthcare website issues

30 October 2013 Last updated at 20:49 GMT

US President Barack Obama spoke about the botched rollout of his healthcare law's insurance marketplace website on Wednesday.

"Let's face it we've had a problem - the website hasn't worked the way it was supposed to over these last couple of weeks," he told a crowd in Massachusetts.

Healthcare.gov - akin to a shopping website for health insurance plans - has been plagued by glitches, especially long wait times to sign up and serious flaws on the back end where customers' data are processed and sent to insurance companies.

"There's no denying it - right now the website is too slow too many people have gotten stuck and I'm not happy it about it," Mr Obama added. "There's no excuse for it and I take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed asap.

"We are working overtime to improve it every day."