Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

WASHINGTON: State insurance regulators say many people who buy their own health insurance could get surprises this fall: cancellation notices because their policies arenít up to the basic standards of President Barack Obamaís overhaul.

These people, and some small businesses, will have to find replacement plans ó and that has some state officials worried about consumer confusion.

The changes donít seem to square with one of the presidentís promises: ďIf you like your health care plan, youíll be able to keep your health care plan.Ē

But supporters of the overhaul are betting that consumers wonít object once they realize that the new coverage they will get is better than current bare-bones plans.

Large employer plans that cover most workers and their families are unlikely to be affected.