Obama Apologizes to Those Losing Health Policies

He's sorry they're in that boat 'based on assurances they got from me'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2013 5:24 PM CST

(Newser) – President Obama today directly addressed one of the bigger non-tech gripes related to ObamaCare with an apology. Referring to people who have been informed that they're losing their insurance policies, he told Chuck Todd of NBC News:

  • "I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. We've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this."

Obama, of course, has been taking heat because he promised in the run-up to the bill's passage that anyone who liked their current policy could keep it. That turns out not to be the case, though the White House has maintained that people will get better coverage and deals under the Affordable Care Act. (Read more President Obama stories.)

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