It's not exactly a secret that some people aren't the biggest fans of the Affordable Care Act. Heck, even Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley couldn't help but poke fun at Obamacare at the CMA Awards!
Well President Barack Obama has heard the people's frustrations, and he's totally sorry about it!
Aside from the buggy website, one of the biggest complaints towards Obamacare is that some Americans are at risk of losing their current health coverage once the Affordable Care Act goes into affect.
However, President Obama previously assured people that if they were happy with their current plans, they wouldn't need to change it.
Well the POTUS recently spoke out about the controversy and apologized to American's who weren't happy with the change:
"I am sorry that they 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 them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this."
The main people who will be affect are the 5% of Americans who buy their own insurance. Despite previous promises from the POTUS, some of them have already received cancellation notices saying they'll need to switch over or choose a different plan from their provider.
The 80% of Americans who receive their health care through employers, Medicare, or Medicaid will be unaffected.
President Obama goes on to say:
"Obviously we didn’t do a good enough job in terms of how we crafted the law. And, you know, that’s something I regret. That’s something we’re gonna do everything we can to get fixed … We’re looking at a range of options."
While President Obama is admitting their are still some obvious kinks to work out, he still stands by his word in saying a majority of citizens will be better off as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
We guess we'll just have to wait and see!
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