Consumer Guide To Obama’s Plan For Canceled Health Policies

President Obama laid out a plan Thursday to allow people who received insurance cancellation notices to keep their coverage, at least for a while.Enlarge image i

President Obama laid out a plan Thursday to allow people who received insurance cancellation notices to keep their coverage, at least for a while.


Charles Dharapak/AP

President Obama laid out a plan Thursday to allow people who received insurance cancellation notices to keep their coverage, at least for a while.

President Obama laid out a plan Thursday to allow people who received insurance cancellation notices to keep their coverage, at least for a while.

Charles Dharapak/AP

President Obama’s pledge to Americans that they could keep their health plans if they liked them began to backfire last month.

Insurers sent cancellation letters to hundreds of thousands of customers holding individual and family policies. Their plans wouldn’t comply with the law come Jan. 1.

Bill Clinton even called on his fellow Democrat to honor his promise.

Now Obama has apologized. And on Thursday he offered what he called “an idea that will help” fix the problem, allowing insurers to renew existing plans even if they don’t include the full menu of health law

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/11/15/245421224/consumer-guide-to-obamas-plan-for-canceled-health-policies?ft=1&f=131849999

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