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President Barack Obama was in no mood to discuss the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with reporters while he walked with his family to church yesterday.
A pool reporter attempted to solicit the president's opinion on Sunday about when HealthCare.gov glitches would be fixed but Obama declined to discuss it with the journalist.
"C'mon guys. I'm going to church," he said, referring to St. John's Episcopal Church.
During the service, seminarian Sarah Taylor prayed for the administration and other political leaders, mentioning "Barack, our president, the leaders of Congress, the Supreme Court, and all who are in authority, for Afghanistan, and the Middle East, for this community, the nation and the world."
Healthcare.gov, intended to provide a central internet location for millions of Americans to purchase health insurance, has stumbled out of the gate, frustrating users with frozen pages and error messages and have incurred criticism from both sides of the aisle.
Most recently, the data center for HealthCare.gov crashed on Sunday. Government officials do not know when they expect the center to be restored.
The administration said on Friday that it intends to have the site fully functional by November 30, a date that it believes will still offer individuals sufficient time to pick a plan before insurance coverage begins in January 2014.