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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he hears Americans who are upset about losing their health insurance “loud and clear” and is offering a fix.

Obama on Thursday announced that insurance companies can keep offering consumers plans that would otherwise be cancelled.

The president noted that the first-month enrollment numbers in health care plans under his law are lagging and he isn’t happy about it. He said that “we fumbled the roll-out” of the program. And he vowed to build a better health care system for every American and “get it right.”

The administrative changes are good for just one year, though senior administration officials said they could be extended if problems with the law persist.

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29 Comments on "Obama will allow old insurance plans"

2015 years 9 months ago

It is being reported that the vast majority of those people that have received cancellation notice, had limited coverage policies that would not meet the minimum standards set up by the ACA and not cover pre-existing condition. These policies would be easy to cancel by the provider and had very low max. coverage and very high deductibles. If this is true then most rational people would see the value of spending a little more for real health care. However I support letting people evaluate the old policy offers verses the new better offers. The real stupid people will just keep their old inferior policy. I think the government should tell these people that if you keep the inferior policy and you have a claim, don’t ask for help when you reach your max coverage or can’t meet the deductible.

2015 years 9 months ago

True in my case…set the koolaid down and please don’t vote

2015 years 9 months ago

all smoke and mirrors designed to get his buddies thru the mid term elections, he doesn’t give a rat about anybody having health insurance, he has already destroyed that, so how does he reserect insurance companies that have just folded up, are they going to reopen for 1 year to have him slam the door again, no sir, people are going to reap what they have sowed, and this time everybody is going to get a belly full

2015 years 9 months ago

He passes a Law mandating rules for insurance coverage. Now if the insurance company does follow them they would be in trouble. Now that it hurts him he want the insurance companies to not follow his laws.

Also, this will take them pass the mid-term elections and they will be dropped again like a hot potatoes. He only did this because he knows the Dems are in trouble.

2015 years 9 months ago

Over the last few weeks I’ve had several people come up to me and apologize for voting for Obama. They regret their vote, and they will unfortunately have to live with this shame for the rest of their life. I told them not to worry about it, instead just try to learn and grow from their mistakes. I encourage them to be a more critical and open minded thinker in the future, to cast their vote for people who are accomplished, experienced, and competent. My dad regrets voting for Jimmy Carter, we tease him about it all the time, but fortunately we can laugh about it now because Reagan came along and saved us. Hopefully, our country can crawl out of the mess that Obama has left us, but it’s going to be tough, and we need voters who are able to think rationally, critically, and from an educated/informed perspective. It’s very sad that our great country is being hurt by the Obama administration, but who knows, this could be a turning point. We are seeing the effects of central planning, liberalism, and socialism, and they are not very pleasant. Maybe this simple lesson will serve our country well in the long term. Of course this all could have been averted if our educational system would have taught our students to think critically and to be informed about history and basic economics.


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