White House will let insurers continue canceled health plans

White House will let insurers continue canceled health plans

Wall Street Journal: President Obama says Americans who received insurance cancellation letters can keep their plans for one year.

The change marks a significant policy retreat by the president, one that he hopes will quell an intensifying protest over his faulty promise that Americans can keep their insurance plans under the new law.

Mr. Obama's announcement came on the eve of a House vote on a Republican bill to change the law, which was gaining traction among Democrats, particularly after the administration's release Wednesday of low enrollment figures for the first month of the federal government's problem-prone online insurance marketplace.

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