White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today admitted what everyone knows, that President Obama was wrong when he claimed that if people liked their health care plans, under Obamacare, they could keep them.
Obama was either deaf and dumb to his own plan or he lied, because with its one-size-fits-all approach, Obamacare inevitably puts an end to some insurance plans that don’t include all the goodies required.
Fox News correspondent Ed Henry, who asked about Obama’s statement, lets Carney off the hook a little bit with his helpful comments about people ending up with “better insurance.” Well, if they’re getting more insurance than they want or need and paying more for it, then it’s not “better insurance” for them. But at least he asked the question.
Notice the desperate fusillade of spin from Carney. This is classic – and well played, from a professional PR point of view – obfuscation, trying to subsume the bad news in a think layer of pillowy spin.