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The administration and its defenders keep saying that he did not lie when he said Americans would be able to keep their health plans if they liked them. They say he knew that there would be “normal turnover” and that the hundreds of thousands who have lost their policies are pretty stupid.
If that’s the case, why did Obama admit to “violating” that exact pledge in January of 2010?
The last thing I will say, though. Let me say this about health care and the health care debate, because I think it also bears on a whole lot of other issues. If you look at the package that we’ve presented, and there’s some stray cats and dogs that got in there that we were eliminating, we were in the process of eliminating. For example, we said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have your… if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you’re not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making.
And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge.
And yet liberals like Bill Moyers keep repeating the same talking points to protect this president.
Lazy, context-free reporting on Obamacare is needlessly freaking out the public about high premiums http://t.co/eKq9WXBG8U
— BillMoyers.com (@BillMoyersHQ) October 30, 2013
…this purported ‘smoking gun’ only tells us the obvious: that the administration, like every health care expert in the world, knew that within the individual market there were insurance plans that don’t meet minimal standards of coverage – plans that would likely leave their purchasers bankrupt should an accident or serious illness befall them.
But that’s not what Obama himself says in his own words – he says he violated the promise he made to Americans, not that “every health care expert in the world” would expect these policies to disappear.
It’s in his words, plainly spoken.