(McClatchy) -- Dear Mr. President:
More often than anyone can count you've said some version of the following in defense of the Affordable Care Act: "If you like your health-care plan, you'll be able to keep your health-care plan, period."
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We learn now that perhaps as many as 2 million Americans cannot, in fact, do that under the new law. It requires that health insurance cover a comprehensive range of benefits, though more modest policies can be grandfathered in, provided those policies have not been significantly changed since the ACA was enacted in 2010. Anyone whose policy fails to meet one of those two criteria must get a new one.