WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced changes to his healthcare law to give insurance companies the option to keep offering consumers plans that would otherwise be canceled.
The administrative changes are good for just one year, though senior administration officials said they could be extended if problems with the law persist. Obama announced the changes at the White House.
“This fix won’t solve every problem for every person, but it’s going to help a lot of people,” the president said.
He acknowledged that “we fumbled the rollout of this healthcare law” and pledged to “just keep on chipping away at this until the job is done.”
“I think it’s fair to say the rollout has been rough so far and I think everybody understands that I’m not happy,” Obama said.