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Obama: 'We screwed up' O-Care debut

President Obama expressed regrets about ObamaCare's troubled rollout on Friday, saying it was obviously screwed up.

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"The fact is, it didn't happen in the first month, the first six weeks, in a way that was at all acceptable," Obama said in response to a question about his biggest mistake of the year. "Since I'm in charge, obviously, we screwed it up."

The White House is seeking to recover from a blistering few months of negative news about the healthcare law relating to canceled health insurance and problems at HealthCare.gov.

The latest round of criticism began Thursday night over a decision to modify the individual mandate and allow people with canceled plans to purchase catastrophic policies once intended mainly for young people.

Obama defended the move as helping a select group of people who "slipped through the cracks."

"The majority of [people with canceled insurance] are either keeping their old plan, or they're finding a better deal in the marketplace with better insurance for cheaper costs," Obama said.

"There may still be a subset, a significantly smaller subset than the numbers that have been advertised, that are still looking for options."

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