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WH agrees with Clinton on O-Care promise

The White House on Tuesday said President Obama agrees with former President Clinton that people who like their insurance should be able to keep it under ObamaCare.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said the president has asked his team to look at options that would allow people to keep their insurance.

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He also said Obama had already said he wanted to let people keep their insurance during an interview last week with NBC in which he apologized for the millions of people who have seen their policies canceled despite his repeated promise that they could be kept.

“The answer is yes,” Carney said. “The president has tasked his team with looking at a range of options as he said to make sure that nobody is put in a position where there plans have been canceled and they can’t afford a better plan." Carney said the White House has not finalized any potential fixes so far.

Clinton in an interview on Tuesday said the administration should consider changing the law to keep Obama’s promise.

“I personally believe, even if it takes a change in the law, that the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they’ve got,” Clinton said in an interview at OZY.com.

Clinton said young people in the individual market who make too much to qualify for tax subsidies were the ones really counting on Obama’s promise.

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