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Obama Apologizes To Americans Losing Their Health Insurance

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President Obama on Thursday apologized to all Americans who are now receiving cancellation notices from their health insurers. His apology comes after his assurances that no one would have to give up a health plan they like.

President Obama told NBC news that he failed to do enough to ensure that the law did not force the termination of insurance policies that people like because they do not meet the requirements. “But obviously, we didn’t do a good enough job in terms of how we crafted the law,” Obama said. “And, you know, that’s something that I regret. That’s something that we’re going to do everything we can to get fixed.”

Millions of Americans who had purchased health coverage on their own have been receiving cancellation notices from their insurers. Health insurers are now cancelling customer plans because they no longer meet the new minimum standards set under the Affordable Care Act. This comes days after NBC News’ Lisa Myers had reported the Obama administration knew that about 5% of Americans could lose their insurance under the new law, Affordable Care Act. Despite that, Obama has repeatedly told people that they can keep their health plan if they like it.

Obama said that he regretted any confusion that resulted from the roll-out and said that, “we weren’t as clear as we needed to be in terms of the changes that were taking place. And I want to do everything we can to make sure that people are finding themselves in a good position, a better position than before this law happened.”

In the NBC News Interview, Obama said that he did not purposely mislead people because it was his intention that no one should lose a plan they like. However, he assured those who had lost their plans that they could find better insurance cover that was cheaper and provided better coverage than what they had before.

The president has come under increasing pressure from the public, including members from his own party to address the situation. Earlier in the week, he met senate democrats who also vented their frustrations on problems that are plaguing the ObamaCare website.

(image via NBC)

Obama Apologizes To Americans Losing Their Health Insurance
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  • Wow?

    We need to rename our country and call it the USCP. The United States of Corrupt Politicians. You think politicians have the same worries as the American people? Nope. They don’t even have to buy their own healthy insurance from this crappy website. The get guaranteed pensions. They can vote themselves raises. 9/11 made everyone in Washington rich. What? You think they don’t all own stocks in company’s like Halliburton? Look into who owns security companies in Washington. They are owned by all the people telling us there is a war on terror.

    Start publishing what politicians own and we will see why things are and are not getting done for Americans. While you are at that, publish a list lobbyists they dealt with and family members making money off of campaign contributions.

  • America The Beautiful

    I grew up bleeding red, white, and blue. Remember back when USA Hockey won the Gold. Everyone proud of our country and what it stood for? Everyone chanting USA USA and it meant something. Yeah, we weren’t perfect, but we were pretty decent and stood for good things.

    Fast forward 30 years and I can’t stand our country. We are nothing like what we used to be and we are getting worse every day. The events of 9/11 started our downfall and our country fundamentally changed that day. Now, after reviewing all the information out there about 9/11, I am not even sure terrorists did it. I look squarely at our leaders. You can’t trust any of them.

    Obama and Biden are the same as Bush and Cheney. Clinton is too. They are all liars. We are literally going to have 20 years of liars in office when all is said and done.

  • http://www.wattpad.com/Ziadkabdelnour Ziad K Abdelnour

    It is clear to me today that Americans want health care; but they don’t particularly want health insurance.

    Health insurance companies, however, convinced the government that they are instrumental to the delivery of health care, so the government is compelling people to buy that.

    The Administration’s argument is that too many people prefer to be “free riders” — that is, they prefer not to pay for their own insurance while health care reaches an emergency status and is paid for in full by government services (such as emergency rooms)

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