November 7th, 2013
06:23 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama apologizes for health coverage cancellations due to Obamacare

(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.


Filed under: Health care • President Obama
soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. Forwarddad

    CNN that's it? That's the story?

    November 7, 2013 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  2. Stuffit

    Iran keeps it's nukes, Americans lose their health insurance. So goes the degradation of America in this Obamanation.

    November 7, 2013 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  3. dh

    Americans should be on their knees thanking the president as he and the dems are the only ones thinking about middle america, folks with pre-existing conditions, folks who can not see a,de and folks who cannot afford health insur.

    November 7, 2013 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  4. love344

    Bush and rumsfeld sent our sons and daughters to die in Iraq and NEVER apologized.

    Thank you president Obama for being accountable~

    November 7, 2013 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  5. Thomas

    Don't worry Mr President , it's not the Iraq war.

    Just get it right , nobody lost a life !

    Apology excepted

    November 7, 2013 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  6. the hippies were right

    The haters will continue to hate. Nothing can be said to help them. I'm not a religous person, but most of the haters are, so I'd like to remind them of something their bible says, "Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did". 1 John 2:6. WWJD?

    November 7, 2013 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  7. Di

    Apology does not help US!

    November 7, 2013 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  8. jinx9to88

    Still waiting on an apology from Bush and Cheney for taking the US to two wars that cost thousands of American lives and Trillions of dollars. I wont hold my breath.

    November 7, 2013 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  9. tom l


    November 7, 2013 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  10. tom l

    "I think she's doing a great job!" "You're doing a heckuva job, Brownie!"

    Yet another thing that Obama and Bush have in common. After disasters they have praised the people that they put in charge.

    November 7, 2013 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  11. Evergreen

    Apology accepted.

    November 7, 2013 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  12. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    It takes a big man to apologize. Never once did Bush apologize for his disasters.

    November 7, 2013 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  13. Jeff Frank (Ohio T Party) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I've had some sort of healthcare almost longer than Obama has been alive, then people hear a lie? Like people say, S O R R Y. D O N ' T. C U T I T !

    November 7, 2013 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  14. Woman In California

    At least the president apologized. Most of us are still waiting for any kind of an apology from the Bush Administration for the deaths and jobs lost as a result of their laziness.

    The truth is, the president has a lot of issues to deal with (most of which were handed to him). Even with all the things he's handling, he took the time to speak to the American people instead of shrugging his shoulders and giving us his backside to form our own opinions and that says a lot to me. It also says he's the RIGHT person for the job in spite of the T-Publicans and their circus. As for the internet issues, they'll be resolved and his legacy will be a good one – one which gave millions the right to good affordable healthcare.

    Apology accepted.

    November 7, 2013 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  15. freedom

    He said "I got burned with the website" – WHAT??? VERY TELLING STATEMENT. The American people are burned – by your presidency.

    November 7, 2013 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  16. Hal

    Apology not accepted. Your lie has cancelled my insurance, and similar coverage through the exchange costs me over $300.00 more per month. You knew you were lying and now over 4 million people face cancelled premiums. You should be ashamed.

    November 7, 2013 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  17. Jeff Frank (Ohio T Party) "Right Wing Insanity"

    You take food off working, already insured, peoples tables to pay for some tankards insurance he could care less about.

    November 7, 2013 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  18. S. B. Stein

    There are many reasons why the plans were dropped. I think that only some of them relate to the ACA.

    November 7, 2013 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  19. Jeff Frank (Ohio T Party) "Right Wing Insanity"

    The really dirt poor and needy? Need something better than this. We do not have 300 million dirt poor and needy.

    November 7, 2013 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  20. charles curry

    well i guess the GOP has been right so far no need Dems to say anything .infact we will forgive infact bless your little hearts

    November 7, 2013 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  21. charles curry

    weak minded Dem ,GOP tried telling them..

    November 7, 2013 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  22. Sharon Hunter

    I went on the Obamacare site and had no problem creating an account. The site is working in Houston, Texas

    November 7, 2013 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  23. Hal

    You are a liar, obama. No respect for you or any idiot who voted for this stupid law.

    November 8, 2013 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  24. simplyput

    "Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but it is a stab at the health of human society."

    Emerson, Prudence: Essays: First Series.

    November 8, 2013 02:10 am at 2:10 am |
  25. Beth

    During the shutdown we heard how the Affordable Care Act is "the law of the land". How is it then than the President can keep changing the law whenever it suits him?

    November 8, 2013 07:35 am at 7:35 am |