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Obama yields to criticism of health law
San Francisco Chronicle

President Obama bowed Thursday night to mounting criticism that he had misled the American people about the health care law, apologizing to people who were forced off their health insurance plans by the Affordable Care Act despite “assurances from me.” In an interview with NBC News, Obama said he had not done enough to ensure that the law did not force the termination of insurance policies that people like because they do not meet the law’s new coverage requirements.

“It means a lot to them. And it’s scary to them. And I am sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me,” Obama told NBC’s Chuck Todd in an interview in the Diplomatic Room of the White House.

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