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Backlash After Obama Changes His Signature Healthcare Promise
Written by Lindsey Watson
Last updated on November 06, 2013 @ 9:02AM
Created on November 03, 2013 @ 6:38PM

“If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.”

That's what President Obama said three years ago, while he was fighting for Obamacare to become law, but now, he's changing his tune a little bit after reports of Americans who had their existing healthcare plans canceled, supposedly, because of Obamacare.

Just last night president Obama spoke to a group of supporters and said,

“if you had, or have one of these plans before the affordable care act came into law, and you really like that plan, what we said was, you could keep it if hasn't changed since the law's passed.”

It's a statement that's nothing like the promise he made back in 2009.

Even though some people are getting kicked off existing plans, Obama has argued they're probably going to get a better deal. So what once calmed the nerves of millions nationwide, has become a huge headache and a question of truth and reliability for many local residents.

"I'm hopeful because I know there's a lot of people that really desperately need this type of insurance." said Sue Byrd, a Marion County

"I don't think that's right, if you're told you can keep something, and then you can't." said Stephanie Jones, another Marion County resident.

The frustration is likely to outlast problems with the website as Americans focus more on the cost of plans offered under Obamacare and on the choices available.

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