After Blaming Them for Cancellations, Obama Meeting With Insurance Companies at the White House Friday

Posted: Nov 15, 2013 8:09 AM

After offering a so-called one-year insurance "fix" yesterday and blaming the insurance industry for millions of cancellation notices that were issued in order to comply with Obamacare, President Obama will meet with insurance industry representatives at the White House today.

President Barack Obama will meet on Friday with insurance industry chief executives to discuss changes that he has proposed to his signature healthcare law to address the outcry over insurance policy cancellations, a White House official said.

Yesterday after Obama's disaster of a press conference, insurance companies issued scathing statements in response to the President declaring they could simply reinstate cancelled plans. Obama made it clear that a major point of announcing a "fix" was to assure blame for cancellations would be put on the insurance companies instead of Obamacare.

"It [the fix] allows us to be able to say to the folks who received these notices that I as the United States [and Obamacare] are not going to get in the way of you shopping for the insurance you used to have,” Obama said yesterday.

Can you say awkward?

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