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Obama apologizes to those losing health plans

WASHINGTON — Seeking to calm a growing furor, President Obama said Thursday that he is sorry that Americans are losing health insurance plans he repeatedly said they could keep under his signature health care law. But the president stopped short of apologizing for making those promises in the first place.

‘‘I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me,’’ he said in an interview with NBC News.

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