President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for Americans to take steps to improve their health, but he also noted that he has “never had to worry about my health in this job”.
He added that he does not feel great and has not felt better since he took office in January 2009.
“I don´t feel great.
I feel like I’m still not feeling very good,” he told reporters.
“And I think that`s a reflection of my own health.
It`s not necessarily because of any disease.”
Mr Obama has been in office for five months, during which time he has visited hospitals across the country, spoken to families, and taken a few trips around the globe.
The president said he has seen some of the “tough” conditions Americans are facing with “overwhelming” numbers of Americans suffering from preventable conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and COPD.
Mr Obama said his administration has also been working on ways to provide people with access to care, including the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
“We have a long way to go,” he said.
In a press conference, Mr Obama said the president is also aware that the Affordable Care Act has “given us tremendous relief for our families”.”
We have got to do everything we possibly can to try to make the system work better for them.”
In a press conference, Mr Obama said the president is also aware that the Affordable Care Act has “given us tremendous relief for our families”.
He said the new healthcare law is not a panacea for the problems Americans face.
“It`s certainly not a perfect solution.
But we have seen a lot of improvement,” he added.
“That`s why I think we have to take every opportunity to ensure that the system works better for people, not just the wealthy people that make up our country.”
“He also said that the President wants to keep the focus on getting Americans the healthcare they need, and that he wants to make healthcare better for everyone.”
Our focus has been on the fact that we`re going to have more people on the healthcare plan that they need to have.
“There are some people that`ll need to be on a more limited number of plans,” he continued.
The president was asked whether there would be changes to the healthcare system in the coming months to make it better for Americans.”
As long as they get the coverage that they`re looking for, that`d be a good thing.”
The president was asked whether there would be changes to the healthcare system in the coming months to make it better for Americans.
He said: “We`ve been looking at some of those things, but there`s still a lot that we have still to do.”
The President added that while he has had a lot to deal with since taking office, the country has not experienced a “disaster like this in my lifetime”.
He went on to say that it was not a “natural disaster”, and said it was a “crisis”.
He also addressed the concerns of his fellow Republicans over healthcare reforms.
“A lot of people have been worried about healthcare, about healthcare costs, about the cost of health care,” he replied.
“They`ve not had to face it on a regular basis.”
So they`ve asked me about healthcare for a while, and I`m not going to deny that I am hearing them out, but I don`t feel like they`ll be able to solve their own problems.
“What we`ve tried to do is make sure we get healthcare for everyone that needs it, and if you can help me solve the problems that you`ve seen, that you think you`ll have a better chance of solving your own problems.”
He said he hopes the healthcare reform process will lead to a “greater willingness to help people”.
“I think there`ve got to be a lot more that people are willing to give,” he concluded.