Between the State of the Union address and other news items, here are some things we learned this week regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

No acknowledged problems, fixes: No, I didn't expect President Obama to acknowledge or apologize for PPACA's problems during his speech earlier this week. With all his talk about executive orders and such, why would he acknowledge wrongdoings, or God forbid, share the plans he's made on how he's fixed — or will fix — issues that have plagued the law (botched website, cancellation notices and so on)?

It was a pipe dream to think Obama would mention any of the issues during his speech, but it was one benefits experts wanted.

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