Obama Health Care Apology Faces Fresh Criticism

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Newly re-elected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie joined with other Republicans Sunday in saying President Barack Obama's health care apology does not go far enough.

On the Sunday morning talk shows, Christie said the president did not tell the truth about Obamacare.

Last week President Obama apologized to Americans who have been forced off their health insurance plans by his health care overhaul.

Over the years, he has repeatedly said people who were satisfied with their coverage could keep it.

But millions have already learned they're losing their insurance because their policies don't meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

In an interview with NBC News, the president said he did not do enough to ensure that the law did not force people off their plans.

He said his administration is working to close some of the holes and gaps in Obamacare.

"I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me," Obama said.

"We've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this," he added.

Republican leaders have said the president's apology isn't enough.

"If the president is truly sorry for breaking his promises to the American people, he'll do more than just issue a half-hearted apology on TV," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in a statement.

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