Obama says he's 'sorry' some American losing health plans -NBC News

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WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said onThursday he is sorry some Americans are losing their currenthealth insurance plans as a result of his signature healthcarelaw.

Obama's expression of regret, in an interview with NBC News,was aimed at placating thousands of Americans whose insuranceplans are being canceled in spite of his oft-repeated pledgethat if people liked their health plans, they would be able tokeep them under Obamacare.

"I am sorry that they are finding themselves in a situationbased on assurance they got from me," Obama said.

"We've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hearthem and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folkswho find themselves in a tough position as a consequence ofthis," he said. (Reporting by Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton; Editing byEric Walsh)

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