As the government continues to work on fixing the problems with healthcare.gov., North Carolina's insurance department says 21 companies terminated 184,000 policies by late October.
Some small business owners like Ricky Narron, a hair stylist in Greenville, who doesn't have health insurance, says he worries about how much the new insurance will cost.
Narron says, "It's just going to be harder for me. I'm going to have to work more hours to pay for my insurance because I'm already at a place where it's going to be hard and if the rates are going to go up, and a lot of people have found out the rates are doubling, it's going to be very hard for me."
On Thursday, President Obama said his original statement that Americans who like their health plan could keep it, "ended up not being accurate."
Already, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina has issued nearly 152,000 cancellations.
Under the new policy, people who sign up by March 31st won't face a penalty. But those who don't will have to pay a fine, which increases each year, according to health experts.
while the administration is now pushing new flexibility on health insurance, it's unclear if state regulators and insurance companies will excercise that option.