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After fix, Obama vows not to ‘gut’ health care reform

Hours after announcing changes to his signature legislative accomplishment, President Barack Obama pledged Thursday to keep the Affordable Care Act’s essential elements in place despite growing pressure in Congress and elsewhere.

“We’re not going to gut the law. We’re going to fix what needs to be fixed,” Obama said, blaming an “entrenched” attitude and a botched rollout for distracting from the measure’s reforms.