Americans whose insurance was cancelled under Obamacare will get to keep their current plans for one year, President Barack Obama announced Thursday.
Acknowledging his administration had "fumbled the ball," the president promised to keep working until the problems plaguing the new health care law's rollout were resolved.
"This fix won't solve every problem for every person, but it's going to help a lot of people," the president said.
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The White House says it welcomes sincere efforts to fix problems with the president's flawed health care law.
Democratic lawmakers have been growing impatient over the need for changes to the law. They're worried about voter reaction to the news that millions of people are losing their insurance, despite the president's repeated promises that they wouldn't.
Five Democratic senators are supporting a bill from Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., that makes sure everyone can keep their coverage if they want it.
A similar proposal has already been put forward by House Republicans.
"The legislation that we're bringing forward this week is one that will allow those Americans to keep the plans that they've been promised," Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., said.
Administration officials are meeting privately with Senate Democrats Thursday to discuss the issue.