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President Obama promises health care extension

On Thursday President Obama announced that health care policies canceled as a result of the Affordable Care Act can be extended for one year.
On Thursday President Obama announced that health care policies canceled as a result of the Affordable Care Act can be extended for one year.

President Obama has announced a plan to extend health care policies threatened by the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

The move comes in response to the growing anger over canceled policies, despite Mr. Obama's earlier statements that anyone who liked their current health plan would be able to keep it moving forward.

"This is something I deeply regret because it's scary getting a cancellation notice," Obama said at a news conference. "It's on me. Those who got cancellation notices do deserve better and they received an apology from me. But they deserve more than words."

Under the extension policies would be extended into 2014 with a set of conditions. Insurance companies must tell policy holders what their plans don't cover and they need to inform holders that other options may be available through the ACA.

Jason Geslois, Special Projects Coordinator with the MLK Health Center in Shreveport says they will advise anyone that has had insurance canceled to look at all options before returning to their policy.

"Just to see what they meet in terms of what's best for them in terms of their price," says Geslois, who also suggests searching for a plan that matches your doctors and medications you take.

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