President Barack Obama on Thursday offered several apologies to Americans who remain frustrated with the plagued Affordable Care Act rollout, from those still unable to enroll in a federal health exchange to people who have received cancellation notices from their insurance provider.
“On the website, I wasn’t informed correctly,” Obama said at the White House. “I don’t think I’m stupid enough to say this is going to be as easy as shopping around on Amazon….if I knew it wasn’t working.”
Obama also owned up to the fact that his campaign promise — that if people liked their health plan they could keep it — didn’t end up being the case.
“The way I put that forward unequivocally ended up not being accurate,” he said.
In an effort to quell a political storm and provide relief to people who have lost their insurance, the White House announced Thursday that it will allow insurers to renew existing individual health insurance policies that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act.