ATLANTA-- When asked for his take on the current state of the Affordable Care Act, Governor Nathan Deal didn't pull any punches.
"We've just seen one of the manifestations of one of the major glitches and that's the inability to access the website and find out what you're eligible for and what the cost of your insurance is going to be," said Deal.
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He was talking about the government's healthcare website that's been plagued with problems.
Deal continued by saying he believes the problems citizens are encountering now may be just the beginnning.
"I think there will be even more, perhaps even more serious consequences as this further implementation takes place which is primarily going to occur in 2014," said Deal.
This comes as NBC released a report that said the Obama administration knew for at least the past three years that millions could not keep their health insurance. President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that they could.
NBC reports that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million people who buy their own health insurance will be forced to change their policies because they don't meet the standards mandated by the new Affordable Care Act.
White House spokesman Jay Carney addressed the report Tuesday afternoon.
"The fact is, is that millions of Americans subject to the whims and vagueries of this insurance market are going to have security that they've never had before, and they're going to have better coverage than they've ever had before," said Carney.
If NBC's new estimates are right, that up to 75 percent of folks will have to change plans. It means about about 7 and a half million Georgians will be losing what they currently have.
While that may be true, State senator Nan Orrock supports Obamacare and says its important to look at the long game.
"This is a chance for everyone to have health care. We don't need people going bankrupt because of the high cost of health care when they get sick. We don't need an insurance market that cancels people's policies when they get sick," said Orrock.