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AP Reporter: Obama 'Very Worried' About Health Care Rollout, Will 'Have to' Take Blame Monday

“...you can’t say this has been anything short of embarrassing for the president.”

President Barack Obama is "very worried" about the faulty rollout of his signature health care program and will take blame for it during remarks on Monday, the Associated Press' White House Correspondent Julia Pace said Sunday.

Pace, making an appearance on "Fox News Sunday," was asked by host Chris Wallace about the mood inside the White House.

“As someone who covers the White House, how worried are they about what’s going on here?” Wallace asked.

“The White House is very worried about this,” Pace said. “They spent a lot of time and money on this program, and you can’t say this has been anything short of embarrassing for the president.”

“He’s going to come out on Monday. He’s going to address these problems,” she continued. “I don’t know how specific he is going to get, but I think this sort of going to be a mea culpa for the president.”

“You expect him really to say we messed up here?” Wallace asked.

“I think he’s going to have to,” Pace answered. “If he comes out and says anything other than that, he’s just going to be ripped apart by the media, by the press.”

Pace is the reporter who on Saturday broke news that nearly half-a-million people have applied for, but not enrolled, in Obamcare.

The president is widely expected to address the faulty rollout of his health care overhaul during remarks on Monday.

(H/T: Mediaite)

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