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U.S. Representative Bill Cassidy (R-LA) (C) rubs his eyes as his colleagues question Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing about issues and complications with the Affordable Care Act enrollment website, on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 30, 2013.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX14TVM U.S. Representative Bill Cassidy (R-LA) (C) rubs his eyes as his colleagues question Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing about issues and complications with the Affordable Care Act enrollment website, on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 30, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX14TVM  

Report: 3.5 million Americans already issued health insurance cancellations

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

Health insurance companies have already notified at least 3.5 million Americans that their plans are being cancelled as a result of Obamacare.

That number, reported Monday by the Associated Press, is the latest data point in a string of bad news for the Obama administration, which has struggled to explain why the president regularly told Americans that under Obamacare, they wouldn’t lose their health plans if they liked them.

The president attempted to explain away the cancellations last week as beneficial to American consumers.

Those facing cancellations are Americans “who’ve got cut-rate plans that don’t offer real financial protection in the event of a serious illness or an accident,” Obama said from Boston last week.

Under Obamacare, health plans are required to cover a wide variety of services, including higher cost services that many young and healthy Americans often avoid due to cost considerations.

At least 12 million Americans are expected to have their health plans cancelled as a direct result of Obamacare.

One health expert told The Daily Caller that he expects upward of 129 million health plan cancellations by the end of 2014.

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