AirTalk for November 8, 2013

Obama’s Apology to American’s losing their health insurance plan

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President Obama apologized yesterday to Americans who are being dropped from their current insurance plans because the plans don’t meet the standard for the new health care law. Obama has been harshly criticized for repeatedly assuring Americans that anyone who wanted to keep their plans and doctors would be able to do so following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

“I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me,” he said in an interview with NBC News. Obama said his team is trying to find ways to “close some of the gaps in the law” and assist those who have lost their insurance plans and don’t qualify for subsidies.

Was an apology from the president necessary? What, if anything, can be done to help those who have been dropped from their policies?

Guest:
Edward- Isaac Dovere, Senior White House Reporter for Politico


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