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President Barack Obama speaks about his signature health care law, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (Charles Dharapak/AP)
President Barack Obama speaks about his signature health care law, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (Charles Dharapak/AP)

President Barack Obama says health insurance companies can continue to sell policies canceled under his health care law for at least one more year to existing customers.

Obama is trying to head off a political furor created by a wave of cancellation notices hitting people who buy their coverage individually, as well as some small businesses. Their current plans don't meet requirements of the new health care law.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti gets the latest from NPR's Charlie Mahtesian, and Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Karen Pollitz, senior fellow of the Kaiser Family Foundation, who says "It would really wreck the new marketplace to continue to let this other parallel universe to go on for another year."

To hear the interview with Charlie Mahtesian, click the audio at the top of the page.

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This segment aired on November 14, 2013.

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