President apologizes for health insurance cancellations due to Obamacare

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(CNN) — President Barack Obama apologized on Thursday to Americans whose insurance plans are being canceled due to the federal health law he championed even though he said repeatedly they could keep their coverage if they liked.

“I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me,” he told NBC News in an exclusive interview.

“We’ve got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this,” he added.

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Obama’s comments come days after he attempted to clarify what he meant when he repeatedly assured Americans in previous years that they would be able to keep their plans under the Affordable Care Act.

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