Obamacare

If your health insurance plan was canceled thanks to President Obama's problematic ObamaCare law, you may qualify for a "catastrophic" insurance plan available through the insurance exchanges in your state.

The White House announced the new changes on its blog on Thursday. Some critics called the announcement "legislation by blog."

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Obamacare creator

Zeke Emanuel, the mastermind behind the disastrous Obamacare health insurance legislation (Affordable Care Act) appeared as a guest on FOX News Sunday. The host, Chris Wallace, asked Emanuel bluntly if President Obama lied when he told millions of Americans they could keep their doctor.

CHRIS WALLACE: "President Obama famously promised, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Doesn't that turn out to be just as false, just as misleading, as his promise about if you like your plan, you can keep your plan? Isn't it a fact, sir, that a number, most, in fact, of the Obamacare health plans that are being offered on the exchanges exclude a number of doctors and hospitals to lower costs?"

Zeke Emanuel: "The president never said you were going to have unlimited choice of any doctor in the country you want to go to."

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Judy Smith

Judy Smith, the D.C. damage control expert who inspired ABC's hit TV series Scandal, says she has not seen a disaster like Obamacare in a while. She added that President Obama has lost the trust of the American people with his problem-plagued Obamacare launch.

Smith, who was a guest on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, said "I think it is very problematic really because this was [President Barack Obama's] signature piece of legislation. And I think everybody agrees that [Obamacare] has been an absolute mess."

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Russell Simmons

Media mogul Russell Simmons says President Obama's troubled health care law has already saved thousands, if not millions, of lives. Simmons made his ludicrous claims in an op-ed post on his website, Global Grind.

"Yes, we initially wanted single payer, and we had to compromise back in 2009 for the Affordable Care Act," Simmons wrote. "But, [Obamacare] is a damn good piece of legislation that has already saved hundreds of thousands, if not millions of lives. So, let us not give up now."

Simmons did not provide any statistics or evidence to back up his claims.

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President Obama

President Barack Obama ate crow during a speech today when he announced an "administrative fix" for the disastrous Obamacare roll out.

Obama acknowledged that his administration should have drafted rules prohibiting insurance companies from canceling millions of insurance policies that were already in place before Obamacare launched last month.

Obama asked health insurance companies to allow individuals to keep, or extend, their policies into 2014 -- even though the insurance companies have already cleared those old policies off their books.

The insurance companies reacted with anger to Obama's speech today.

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The face of Obamacare

The smiling face that greeted visitors to the problem-plagued ObamaCare website has been identified.

The sleuths at ABC News tracked down Adriana (her last name was withheld), who agreed to sit for an interview.

Adriana, who is not a US citizen, lives with her husband and 21-month-old son. She is originally from Colombia and has been in the US for 6 years.

She said she never agreed to be the face of Healthcare.gov, the Affordable Care Act insurance portal that launched on Oct. 1.

Adriana said she simply wanted free family portraits when she called the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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President Obama

President Obama on Thursday apologized to Americans for lying to them about keeping their insurance policies when his problem-plagued Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare, launched.

"I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me," Obama told NBC News in an exclusive interview at the White House.

Approximately 3.5 million Americans received letters from their insurance companies informing them that their policies would be canceled. Some Americans had the same policies for decades. Now they face higher premiums for coverage they don't need, such as maternity coverage for men.

"We've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this," said Obama whose approval rating plunged to 39 percent this week.

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Gov Christie and Obama

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie criticized the problem plagued rollout of the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare on CBS This Morning.

Christie said President Obama failed to keep his promise to the American people -- that they could keep their health insurance plans when OabamCare launched. "People weren't told the truth," Christie said.

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Sean Hannity and President Obama

The ObamaCare hotline operator who spoke with Fox News host Sean Hannity about the problem plagued ObamaCare website was fired from her job.

In response to the negative press about problems accessing his Healthcare.gov website, President Obama gave out a toll-free number to buy health insurance.

Hannity called the 800 number and spoke with operator Earline Davis during his live radio show on Monday. Ms. Davis was very helpful and answered all of Hannity's probing questions. She even read the script that she and other operators were told to tell callers.

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Drugged driver causes pileup on Buford Connector

Channel 2 News reporter Liz Artz and photographer Justin Crate became part of the news when they stumbled upon a pickup truck blocking the right northbound lane on the Buford Connector shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday. Video shot by Crate shows the unidentified driver slumped over his steering wheel and drooling.

Artz called 911, and a Georgia Department of Transportation Highway Emergency Response Operator (HERO) was the first to arrive at the scene. The HERO operator succeeded in awakening the driver from his slumber. The driver then began to tussle with the HERO operator before speeding off in his truck. The driver drove a short distance north on the Buford Connector before crashing into two cars.

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