President Barack Obama said Thursday he was sorry some people are losing their health insurance plans under his Obamacare law despite his oft-repeated, now-discredited promise “if you like your insurance plan, you will keep it.”
Obama made the admission — seemed to me with some prodding — in an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, coming as more and more stories emerge of individuals getting their policies canceled as a consequence of provisions in his signature health care law.
“Even though it’s a small percentage of folks who may be disadvantaged, you know, it means a lot to them,” Obama told Todd.
“And it’s scary to them. And I am sorry that they — you know, 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 ’em and that we’re going to do everything we can — to deal with folks who find themselves — in a tough position as a consequence of this.”