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One of the biggest criticisms of the Affordable Care Act is that lawmakers did not know exactly how it would impact average Americans, the insurance market, hospitals, and more. In a campaign tagline that Republicans have criticized, Pres. Obama told Americans with health insurance, "If you like your plan, you can keep it" - a claim that for some, has turned out not to be true. But other Americans, who never thought they could afford health insurance, are surprised to find out they qualify for lower costs and greater coverage. So what's the bottom line? How is Obamacare impacting the average American?
President Obama once promised that people would be able to keep their current health insurance despite changes ushered in by health care reform. However, some Americans are now learning they won’t be able to stay with their preferred plans and providers. Did the president deceive the public in an effort to sell the Affordable Care Act?
Plus: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services head Marilyn Tavenner has issued the administration’s first official apology for the botched Obamacare website rollout. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will also be testifying on Capitol Hill this week. Tune in to the Situation Room for a Special Report at 6pm ET.
Crossfire will continue our Special Report at 6:30pm ET with guests Bill Kristol and Rep. Keith Ellison. Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter will host.
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