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Clyburn: Obama Can Gain America's Trust Again

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"This is a rollout problem," Clyburn said on CNN's "State of the Union."

Obama announced a fix to the health care law on Thursday that would allow insurers to renew individual marketplace plans that were canceled as a result of Obamacare. Cancellations of these plans lead to backlash among consumers and Republicans, but Clyburn emphasized Sunday that insurance plan cancellations happen all the time.

"Cancellation letters are not new to my constituents," he said.

Clyburn said that people are just reacting to talking points and not to actual policy.

"We tend to react to soundbites a little too often," he said, adding that Obama should have explained his promise more thoroughly.