There is fresh fallout over Obama-care this morning and a rare Presidential apology.
ABC's Tahman Bradley is in Washington with the latest on the country's new healthcare options and even more problems for the heathcare-dot-gov website.
President Obama is apologizing to Americans being forced off their health
insurance plans by his reform law.
Courtesy: NBC News
"I AM SORRY THAT THEY ARE FINDING THEMSELVES IN THIS SITUATION, BASED ON
ASSURANCES THEY GOT FROM ME."
The NBC News interview is the most personal concession yet from the
President about the problem-plagued health care roll-out.
For years, the President made this pledge:
President Barack Obama:
"If you like your plan // you can keep your plan."
The Obama administration says 80-percent of Americans can keep their
But millions are being forced to shop for new plans because of the new
standards established by the Affordable Care Act.
Mr. Obama admits he should have explained it better.
Courtesy: NBC News
"We weren't as clear as we needed to be in terms of the changes that were
The apology is still not enough for angry Republicans.
In a statement, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said:
"If the President is truly sorry for breaking his promises to the
American people, he'll do more than just issue a half-hearted apology on TV."
Some lawmakers want the administration to add flexibility to Obamacare --
allowing Americans the freedom to keep their plans if they choose.
The White House insists those people losing their insurance will soon get a
Under Obamacare, insurance companies are now required to provide more basic
Tahman Bradley, ABC News:
But Americans are finding it difficult to enroll. Technicians for the
Healthcare.gov are discovering new problems by the day. The administration
insists the website will be fully operational by November 30.
Tahman Bradley, ABC News, Washington.
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