• With: Barack Obama

    This is a RUSH transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," February 2, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

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    BILL O'REILLY, HOST:  Mr. President, thank you for doing this.


    O'REILLY:  Really appreciate it.

    I want to get some things on the record.

    So let's begin with health care.

    OBAMA:  Yes?

    O'REILLY:  October 1st it rolls out.

    OBAMA:  Right.

    O'REILLY:  Immediately, there are problems with the computers.

    OBAMA:  Right.

    O'REILLY:  When did you know there were going to be problems with those computers?

    OBAMA:  Well, I think we all anticipated there would be glitches, because any time you've got technology, a new program rolling out, there are going to be some glitches. I don't think I anticipated or anybody anticipated the degree of the problems with the Web site. And...

    O'REILLY:  So you just didn't know when it rolled out that this was going to be...

    OBAMA:  Well, I don't think...

    O'REILLY:  -- a problem?

    OBAMA:  -- as I said, I don't think anybody anticipated the degree of problems that you had on HealthCare.gov. The good news is that right away, we decided how are we going to fix it, it got fixed within a month and a half, it was up and running and now it's working the way it's supposed to and we've signed up three million people.

    O'REILLY:  I don't know about that, because last week, there was an Associated Press call of people who actually went to the Web site and only 8 percent of them feel that it's working well, working well.

    Why didn't you fire Sebelius, the secretary in charge of this...


    O'REILLY:  -- because I mean she had to know, after all those years and all that money, that it wasn't going to work?

    OBAMA:  You know, my main priority right now is making sure that it delivers for the American people. And what we...

    O'REILLY:  You're not going to answer that?

    OBAMA:  -- what -- what we've ended up doing is we've got three million people signed up so far. We're about a month behind of where we anticipated we wanted to be. We've got over six million people who have signed up for Medicaid.

    O'REILLY:  Yes.

    OBAMA:  We've got three million young people under the age of 26 who have signed up on their parents' plan. And so what we're constantly figuring out is how do we continue to improve it, how do we make sure that the folks who don't have health insurance can get health insurance...

    O'REILLY:  OK...

    OBAMA:  -- and those who are underinsured are able to get better health insurance.

    O'REILLY:  I'm sure -- I'm sure that the intent is noble, but I'm a taxpayer.

    OBAMA:  Yes.

    O'REILLY:  And I'm paying Kathleen Sebelius' salary and she screwed up.

    OBAMA:  Yes.

    O'REILLY:  And you're not holding her accountable.

    OBAMA:  Yes, well, I -- I promise you that we hold everybody up and down the line accountable. But when we're...

    O'REILLY:  But she's still there.

    OBAMA:  -- when we're in midstream, Bill, we want to make sure that our main focus is how do we make this thing work so that people are able to sign up?

    And that's what we've done.

    O'REILLY:  All right.

    Was it the biggest mistake of your presidency to tell the nation over and over, if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance?