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Krauthammer: Obama’s apology for cancelled insurance plans 'simply appalling'

 

Charles Krauthammer told viewers Thursday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that President Obama was “crystal clear” about individual health insurance under ObamaCare.

“He said, if you have your plan and you like your plan, you will keep your plan, period," Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor said. "The punctuation is the key here. No context, no caveats, no exceptions, that's what the word period means. He couldn't have been clearer, and for him to pretend he wasn't is simply appalling.”

In an interview Thursday with NBC News, President Obama told customers who have had their plans cancelled by insurers that he was sorry they “are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me” and that administration officials “weren't as clear as we needed to be.”

“Chris Christie had advice for the president,” Krauthammer said. “He said in an interview, I think it was last week, why don't you just say, 'we made a mistake, and we're sorry, we're going to try and fix it'? I think that would go a long way. But I don't think the president, this president is capable of ever saying that.”

Krauthammer also told viewers that problems with the ObamaCare website had taken a toll.

“The president now is toxic," he said. "The thing is called ObamaCare. There's no running away from it, it's got his name on it. You see the president, you think about the policy and you know that it's a disaster. And the problem for the Democrats is they are hostage to a bunch of geeks working around, right now, late into the night, trying to fix a system which is not just the glitches it talked about, the architecture, the underlying structure of it is wrong."