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Obama Says Healthcare Rollout Fraught With Problems, Offers Fix

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November 14, 2013 AT 9:20 AM
President Barack Obama offered a fix to his troubled healthcare law on Thursday that would allow insurance companies to extend for one year the health plans of Americans that would otherwise face cancellation. Struggling to convince Americans he is on top of the growing crisis around the Affordable Care Act, Obama disclosed that he was not informed directly that the glitch-prone website might not work the way it was supposed to work when enrollment began on October 1. He declined to say that all problems with the website would be ironed out by a November 30 deadline but said there would the improvements would be "marked and noticeable."