White House spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday that the administration was not assigning blame for individuals whose plans have been cancelled by insurance companies.
“We’re not blaming anyone,” Carney said during a press briefing.
In response to a question about a statement Carney made Tuesday, in which he placed blame for cancelled plans on insurance companies, not the health care law, Carney clarified that the administration does not place sole blame on insurers.
Carney added that the plans cancelled were likely not very good plans, and that many individuals with cancelled plans likely now qualify for Medicaid under the expansion implemented by some states.
“Some of these insurance plans … were pretty crummy,” Carney said.