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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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Guest: tax payer
2016 years 2 months ago

How is it that no one is asking how can the President change a law? He has no legal authority to write laws or change them. This is the job of Congress. They wrote the law and passed it (Dem’s in Congress). Remember Nancy Pelosi saying we have to pass the law so we can find out what’s in it? Are we living in America anymore? This President has signed more executive orders to change what he doesn’t like and to bypass Congress. People aren’t even questioning his legal authority to do so,… Read more »

2016 years 2 months ago

You are assuming that you have been told the truth by the Obama crowd which has already admitted to lies to you. Many of those policies had to add things like birth control and maternity benefits which at 65 My wife and I don’t need. My policy has doubled and my deductible have triple only to get things that are mandated that I don’t need or want. If it is so good why doesn’t congress and the President include themselves in it.

Robert Green
2016 years 2 months ago

Obama is trying to throw a lifeline to his fellow Democrats in order to get them through the next election cycle. There is no damn fix in the making. Obama plays the part of a socialist dictator very well. He can not cherry pick parts of the law to be implemented and offer remedies because he is not a lawmaker! This is the job of Congress! Just because of political convenience can he make such declarations willfully ignoring the Constitution. This man is treading awfully close to impeachment proceedings given the fact he has perpetrated the biggest fraud in American… Read more »

2016 years 2 months ago

News story comments: free entertainment. Never fails to deliver.

2016 years 2 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… Read more »

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