Well what do you think?
Obama said the Obamacare rollout has been "rough so far" and he has
been deeply concerned about it.
Under a fix offered by Obama on Thursday to address a controversial provision
of the Affordable Care Act, the President said Americans who received
cancellation notices may be able to keep their individual insurance plans for
one more year.
The deal is meant to cover millions of people who have had their insurance
policies canceled because the policies do not meet Obamacare requirements. The
uproar has ensnared the White House for weeks, shining a spotlight on Obama's
earlier promise that people who liked their insurance plans could keep them.
But the fix, as reported earlier by CNN's Dana Bash, puts the onus of the
renewals on insurers. The administration is not requiring insurers or state
insurance commissioners to extend the existing plans, but instead is allowing
insurers to offer an additional year of coverage.
Also, insurers must notify policyholders of the difference in benefits between
their policies and the Obamacare plans available on the insurance exchanges.
And the companies must inform people that additional policies are available on
the exchanges and that subsidies may be available to those who qualify.
This fix will not solve "every problem for every person," Obama said.