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Community Members React to Pres. Obama's Apology
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on November 08, 2013 @ 7:17PM
Created on November 08, 2013 @ 6:17PM

Friday, President Obama apologized to Americans whose health insurance plans are being canceled because of the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare.

Insurers are cancelling coverage for 12 million Americans whose policies don't meet the Obamacare requirements. If policies were created before the law passed in 2010, they don't have to be canceled. However, if the policies have changed since then they're no longer grandfathered in. Here's what people in the community had to say about the issue.

"I just think the idea in general, being told what to do and not having a choice in the matter and the idea the coverage would not be as good. When you can just go out and pay what you want for the coverage that you want," said Jesse Smith, Wood County Resident. 

"I don't think it really means a whole lot to me. I think he knew it was a lie when he said it and apologizing now he's jsut trying to save face with the people. He said himself on TV this was going to be affordable care and it wouldn't be anymore than my cell phone bill. My cell phone bill is $50 a month. A premium bill with pre-existing, which wasn't suppose to be a big deal either, is $700 a month," said Sherrie Hutchinson, Washington Resident. 

Some insurance companies are also cancelling policies for other reasons and some may be withdrawing from states where they have fewer customers.

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Nov 09, 2013 at 8:03 AM
His 'apology' was actually NOT an apology. You have to listen to his complete comment. He apologizes; then UNaplogizes. It figures. He's not sorry one bit as he also LIED about this being a tax. He told America it was NOT a tax; then went to the Supreme Court of the United States and stated by his govt lawyer that it INDEED WAS A TAX! And what a humongous tax it is on people. No one has even begun to feel how large a tax this is YET!! What until it starts in FULL FORCE!
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