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Obama offers fix for broken promise on keeping health care plans

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WASHINGTON -- Scrambling to fix flaws in his signature healthcare law, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced a plan to let insurance companies renew for one year the health plans for consumers whose policies would be otherwise canceled.

White House officials who briefed reporters before Obama spoke said insurance companies may extend through 2014 the policies that would not meet the minimum standards of the president's Affordable Care Act.

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