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Reaction To Pres. Obama's Latest Healthcare Fix

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SALISBURY, Md. - It was another busy day for President Obama and the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

"I said I would do everything we can to fix this problem, and today I'm offering a plan that would help do it," the President said.

He took the responsibility Thursday for yet another flaw in the health care roll out - this time for those whose plans were set for cancellation.

"The bottom line is, insurers can extend current plans that would otherwise be canceled," he said.

But the news may be a temporary relief, because the extension is only good for a year. It's a solution Salisbury resident Sarah Thibault says doesn't fit a core issue: a healthcare web site she feels just wasn't ready.

"I think they rushed it, hoping they would be better than it is," Thibault said.

And concerns are also written all over the WMDT Facebook page. Richard Weinreich writes: "Blue cross already offered me that option. The catch is they will not tell me the cost until AFTER we sign up."

Thursday's fix is just one of several the Administration has had to put in place in the last six weeks. It comes after the President made this promise at the start of the healthcare discussions -

"If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your plan."

President Obama made several admissions Thursday, noting he wasn't made aware of the flaws in the Healthcare.gov web site, adding he wouldn't have rolled it out if he was.

But folks like Sarah are still unsure how this new offer will play out with the insurance companies. That decision, like the result of much of the enrollment process, remains to be seen.

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