The administrative fix will allow current plans tocontinue for anotehr year.
This is affecting those in the independent healthcare market which is about five percent of the population.
Local health insurance agent Don Layton isn't sure how that would work.
"My family happened to be one of those who lost their coverage. I'm not entirely sure what this would mean. Is the White House going to force insurance companies to extend coverage for another year? I don't know if he can do that. I have a lot of questions myself."
The President's move waas in response to democratic frustration over a program not working as promised.