Obama: 'We screwed up' O-Care debut

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

"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."

Read more on The Hill.