President to Alter Health Care Rollout to Ease Backlash, Sources Say

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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at Temple Emanu-El November 6, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Obama spoke about the Affordable Care Act amid technical problems.

President Barack Obama has decided to allow customers temporarily to keep health insurance policies which otherwise would have been cancelled under his health care overhaul, according to a Democratic source,

The move is part of a plan to satisfy public discontent with the roll out of the new healthcare policy.

The official said the administration's one-year plan is to let insurers continue to offer plans that had been canceled because they did not meet coverage standards under the health care law.

Insurance companies will have to notify policyholders that alternatives exist under the Affordable Care Act, and describe the areas in which their own plans fall short of coverage requirements in the law.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because this person lacked authority to speak publicly ahead of the president's formal announcement expected later Thursday morning. .