Obama Delays Health Care Plan Cancellations

Nov 14, 2013

President Barack Obama announced a plan this morning that will delay the cancelation of some Americans' insurance plans. The move came after the president repeatedly promised that people who like their current insurance will be able to keep it under the Affordable Care Act.

Follow along at NPR's Live Blog of the event:

Obama has come under sharp criticism for saying many times that Americans could keep their health insurance policies if they liked them, only to watch as many received cancellation notices. as the ACA went into effect. He says his expectation was that "98 percent" of policyholders would see no change or find they could get plans with better options, and that others would see their plans covered by the "grandfather clause" that was designed to keep them in place.

Audio of the announcement can be found here.