(WFRV) - Acknowledging problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama is making changes. Thursday announcing if you like your current health care plan, you can now keep it.
The idea is to help those whose current insurance is being canceled. But a Wisconsin Senator says it's just a short-term solution.
"We fumbled the roll out on this health care law," said President Obama.
Under pressure from Congressional Democrats and angry voters, President Obama is making a change to his landmark health care legislation. Specifically aimed at aiding the 5-million citizens who got cancellation notices from their old insurance carriers, which didn't meet ACA guidelines.
"Isaid we'd do everything we can to fix the problem and today I'm offering a plan that will help do it," said the President.
The President will now allow insurance companies to continue to offer through 2014, plans that would have otherwise been canceled. But carriers need to clearly reveal to customers what the plans don't include and what new options are available on the federal exchanges.
"This fix won't solve every problem for every person, but it's going to help a lot of people," the President said.
But Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson says this idea has a crucial flaw - it it short-term. In a statement the Republican says "He proposes letting people keep their plans for one year only. After that, apparently they'd again be forced onto costlier, less satisfactory Obamacare plans. People don't need a health-care solution just for the year. We need to think -long -term."
Infact Friday, Republicans plan to introduce legislation letting people keep their current plans permanently.