President Obama apologized Thursday for the problems with the HealthCare.gov exchange plan enrollment system, and for the reality that it turned out that some people who like their coverage are losing it.
Maybe Obama and administration regulators understood the implicit limits on the promise that “If you like your coverage, you can keep it,” and maybe careful LifeHealthPro.com readers understood the limits on PPACA grandfathering at least as early as August 2010.
But there were gaps in what Obama was saying and what some consumers were thinking he was saying. Obama said he’s sorry.
On the one hand, that’s nice.
On the other hand, the apology has a hollow sound to it.
Personally, I have (sorry) nothing whatsoever ever against the exchange program, and no sense of shock that the HealthCare.gov website might have problems.