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Article updated: 11/14/2013 4:40 PM

Obama admits health care 'fumble,' changes law

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President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about his signature health care law, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama intends to permit continued sale of individual insurance plans that have been canceled because they failed to meet coverage standards under the health care law, officials said Thursday.

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Speaking about the Affordable Care Act, Boehner insisted it was time to "scrap this law once and for all."

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"We expect enrollment will grow substantially throughout the next five months," said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who is in overall charge.

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Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced changes to his health care law to give insurance companies the option to keep offering consumers plans that would otherwise be canceled. The administrative changes are good for just one year, though senior administration officials said they could be extended if problems with the law persist. Obama announced the changes at the White House.
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    • President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about his signature health care law, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama intends to permit continued sale of individual insurance plans that have been canceled because they failed to meet coverage standards under the health care law, officials said Thursday.
    • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Speaking about the Affordable Care Act, Boehner insisted it was time to “scrap this law once and for all.”
    • “We expect enrollment will grow substantially throughout the next five months,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who is in overall charge.
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