The federal government has created a new option for Americans who think President Obama has broken the promise that, "If you like your plan, you can keep it."

The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight is aiming the fix at consumers who will be losing individual health insurance coverage because of a policy cancellation.

CCIIO — the arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in charge of HHS efforts to help roll out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — says consumers with canceled individual policies can apply for a hardship exemption from the usual PPACA exchange coverage purchase rules.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.