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Obama fix for health care: Allow canceled plans for year

WASHINGTON — With millions of consumers getting cancellation notices for their current health plans, President Obama announced Thursday that he will encourage insurance companies to continue offering their customers the same health plans next year.

“This fix won’t solve every problem for every person,” Obama said, saying he would consider legislative action to go further. But he appeared to rule out the sort of legislation that House Republicans are pushing, which would allow insurance companies to continue selling new policies, indefinitely, that would not comply with the law’s new consumer standards.

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“I will not accept” legislation that would “drag us back to a broken system,” Obama said.

The move comes amid rising outrage over the cancellation notices, which insurers have sent out to customers nationwide who do not have health plans through an employer. Many of these plans do not comply with the Affordable Care Act, which was supposed to require health plans sold next year to offer consumers a new basic set of benefits.

Obama conceded that the problems with the rollout of Obamacare have hurt his standing with Americans, saying he has to “win back some credibility” on the issue.

For more on this LA Times story, click here.

 

6 comments

  • joe

    That rats thought it was going to take 5 to 10 years before we figured out how we lost this country, but the slithering snakes in the Democrat party are not pretending to be innocent as they prepare to cheat on us again.

  • Anonymous

    LOL! “Drag us back to a broken system”? You mean instead of pushing us into a train wreck? This “healthcare overhaul” has done one positive thing, it’s highlighted the incompetence and fiscal irresponsibility that runs rampant throughout the government, in case you were dense enough not to see it beforehand.

  • Phillip A. Magnum

    He should fess up to his failed projects more often. We all know there are plenty of them. P.S He should resign and go back to Africa

  • Bootlegger59

    Well, the polecats voted for this creep, now………….they have him, and now, they can………………KEEP him. They voted for ruin, and here it comes. This muslim wannabe is a total and complete……..FAILURE!!!!!!!! LOL, LOL, yep, he was wrong, not only now, but 6 years ago, and he's still going…………..wrong!!! Perhaps there are too many people wanting handouts, at our expense, may I add. But then, people who have everything given and continue to want it given to them, tend to vote for slugs like obammy!!! Let them cry………they deserve it.

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