"I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me," Obama told NBC News. Obama's mea culpa came amid a controversy over his repeated assurances that if Americans liked their existing health insurance plans, they could keep it under his signature health care reform. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have since received notices from their health insurance companies that their policies will be cancelled.
"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." [BJS] [ECS]