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Jay Carney: Obama fix for insurance cancellations coming 'sooner rather than later'

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White House press secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday vowed that President Obama would “sooner rather than later” outline a fix for the millions of Americans receiving cancellation notices for their insurance plans.

Obama remains on the defensive for issues with healthcare.gov and his broken promise that all Americans could keep their insurance plans under Obamacare.

Even Democrats have called in recent days for legislation that would allow those receiving cancellation notices to remain on their current health plans.

“The president does want to and is discussing with lawmakers the way we can make improvements," Carney said Wednesday during the daily briefing with reporters.

Thus far, the White House has resisted legislative changes to the health blueprint.

And Obama's top spokesman did not say whether the president supported a bill put forward by Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., which would allow Americans to keep their health plans even if they don't meet Obamacare standards. The legislation has picked up a handful of Democratic supporters in recent days.

Democrats have said they want the administration to put forward a solution by the end of the week.

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