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Eric Scheiner
By Eric Scheiner | November 15, 2013 | 3:37 PM EST

It’s time for a look back at the stories that have become the Best of The Week.

If you like your insurance plan, maybe you can keep it, that’s essentially the President Obama told the American people on Thursday.

President Obama said people may keep individual plans that haven't already been canceled; or they may buy similar ones, if they're available -- even if those plans don't meet the coverage and cost requirements of Obamacare, as the law says they must.

The president’s move follows calls from many lawmakers – including democrats - to delay significant parts of ObamaCare. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is now wondering, where were those calls from Democrats in September before the government shutdown?

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that in the 4-plus weeks since the Obamacare health insurance exchanges opened, only 106,185 people had selected a plan, which is far lower than administration expectations and substantially lower than some other events in American life, such as the viewership of the B-movie Sharknado, which topped 1 million.

Sharknado may actually receive more attention than the job market, as the percentage of American civilians 16 or older who have a job or are actively seeking one dropped to a 35-year low in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

We started off this week honoring our veterans on Veterans Day, so we’ll wrap it up that way. With a popular video of a famous astronaut and veteran who had enough of being treated without respect. Check it out.

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Eric Scheiner
Eric Scheiner
Eric is the Senior Video Producer for