Obama Apologizes For Cancellations
President Obama struck a conciliatory tone last night over the insurance plans canceled as a result of his health care law. But he reiterated once again that the White House believes people who lose their coverage will be better off without it.
"We really believe that ultimately they're going to be better off. … But obviously we didn't do a good enough job in terms of how we crafted the law, and that's something I regret. That's something we're going to try to get fixed," Obama said.
Obama said he has directed his staff to look for ways to let more people stay on their plans, and said the law wasn't crafted appropriately to leave existing options intact. It wasn't a tone-deaf apology. For better or worse, though, moving people into plans that comply with the Affordable Care Act was a goal of the Affordable Care Act--not a side effect.
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