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    4kedtongue, commonmass

    Is this helpful to YOU on where Obama stands on this?

    So I personally believe, even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got," Clinton said.

    Asked Tuesday if Obama agreed, Carney said: "The answer's yes."

    Carney referred to Obama's comments to NBC News last week, when the president apologized for the cancellation notices and said the administration was looking at a "range of options" to address the issue.

    But Carney spoke in additional detail on Tuesday, saying the president's team is specifically trying to help those Americans who have been forced off their plans into more expensive coverage which they might struggle to afford.

    "The president has tasked his team with looking at a range of options, as he said, to make sure that nobody is put in a position where their plans have been canceled and they can't afford a better plan, even though they'd like to have a better plan," Carney said.

    •  You can see my answer below (2+ / 0-)
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      commonmass, Ian Reifowitz


      I'm totally clear where Obama stands on this.

      Obama is targeting this situation:  people whose "plans have been canceled and they can't afford a better plan even though they would like a better plan".  

      Clinton is targeting this situation:  people whose policies are being canceled.

      Clinton needs to STFU because he's undermining the true message that a lot of people's policies NEED to be canceled and replaced because they are shitty and do not offer real coverage.

      Some people - a lot of people in the scheme of things - will have their plans canceled.  The ACA can't be modified to ensure ALL people get to keep their plans if they want them without undermining its purpose.  

      Insurance companies will continue to cancel people's policies and the ACA will be blamed.  Clinton's comment doesn't take that into account.

      Let's not do the GOP's work by calling for "people to be able to keep their policies".  

      That can't happen without undermining the entire law.  And it feeds into the GOP narrative to say it can.  Why lend credence to their latest gambit?

    •  To WHOM, Armando, to WHOM. ;) n/t (0+ / 0-)

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