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Obama Tries to Change False Statement

President Obama Wednesday sought to revamp his oft-repeated false statement that those who like their insurance plans could keep it under Obamacare, suggesting he had caveated it a way that would make it true.

Obama, who spoke at an event in Boston at which he defended Obamacare, suggested he had previously explained that he was referring only to those who had a plan before Obamacare was signed in March 2010. Millions of people whose plans were changed in some way after the law was signed or who got new ones since then will, under Obamacare, lose the plan they currently have.

But the president actually had repeatedly made emphatic, uncaveated statements such as “If you like your private health insurance plan, you can keep your plan, period.” And he continued to make such statements after the law was signed.

Here’s what he said in Boston:

If you had one of these substandard plans before the Affordable Care Act became law, and you really liked that plan, you were able to keep it. That’s what I said when I was running for office. That’s part of the promise that we made.

But ever since the law was passed, if insurers decided to downgrade or cancel these substandard plans, what we said under the law is that you’ve got to replace them with quality, comprehensive coverage, because that too was a central premise of the Affordable Care Act, from the very beginning.

Let’s go to the videotape.

52 Responses to Obama Tries to Change False Statement

  1. “if insurers decided to downgrade or cancel these substandard plans”

    Yes, my plan sure was substandard by your definition. Imagine the horror of signing up for a plan year after year with no maternity or birth control coverage. Course, I have already had my children and do not plan on any more. Not to mention that my husband doesn’t need that coverage either. However, you do know best and probably know something we don’t.

    Thank you for insisting that my substandard plan would be changed to meet the new requirements under this law.

  2. Give it 3-5 more days and the new version will be “Yes we said that you could keep your plan BUT you, the American people, said you needed more coverage so that’s what we did for you!……Let me be clear…..This was YOUR idea, not ours!”

  3. The Obama Presidency is over………the question is how the next three years plays out. I don’t see his ego allowing him to resign. Impeachment will not work because Harry Reid and the Senate will take country over the cliff with the President. It is interesting how the Ex-Presidents including Clinton and Carter is not rushing to his defense. Carter has to love this because he is no longer the worse President. LOL, the image of Michelle arms wrapped around the drapes being pulled by her legs removing her just came to mind………and VJ seeking asylum in Iran……..

    • I began to think about how the o could be “punished” – or, failing that, how we could take revenge. One way I thought of was to give him a TV show w/Sharpton.
      I’m still trying to figure out MOOch – no point in letting her get fat (one of my favorite revenge fantasies) since someone will always photoshop her, bribe the paparazzi, and we’ll never know, so that one needs more thought.
      It’s great to see the o being ridiculed by the comics: it’s a start. Wonder what it will take to wake up the msm.

      • What would it take to warm up the MSM?

        Destroy all the teleprompters. The numb scull can’t string two coherent sentences together without them. If he ever gets a Presidential Library it only needs three objects: the TOTUS, an empty chair, and an empty suit.

  4. The sub-standard POTUS needs to be replaced ASAP.

    First he goes after the ‘bad apple’ insurers. Next, it will be the ‘bad apple’ hospitals and doctors who refuse to work for Medicaid wages.
    One of the most prestigious hospitals in SoCal, Cedars Sinai, refuses to accept Covered California and the exchanges. Only 1 out of 3 doctors accepts Medicaid and scores are opting out of Medicare. My own doc has a sign at the front desk: No new Medicare patients.

    The ‘free riders’ will purchase a plan, pay the first installment, and get a free ride until the next annual sign-up. There are no carry overs or penalties. Same principle used by illegals when they register their vehicles – one payment to show proof of insurance – then cancel.

    Since the Fed Gov’t is going to cover the States for the first 3 years, we should be bankrupt in no time.

  5. He lied. He lied, over and over. Yesterday, he lied about how he lied.
    In an effort to contain the damage from the Obamacare fiasco, his people, and other Dems lied, too.

    He drew a “red line” when he claimed we could keep our current insurance, butt there’s no Putin to bail him out of this lie.

  6. His nose is a foot long and his pants are blazing. We all know what he said. And the amended statement is not acceptable. If I was happy with my minimal, $10,000 deductible major medical coverage that didn’t cover maternity, I should be allowed to keep it. Period. And that’s not the law. Nor has it ever been the law. And everyone who ever read ACA knows that. (I did.)

    The law compels people to replace commercial insurance with which they may be quite happy, with a new commercial policy that suits Obama and his nanny-bureaucrats, for no reason other than they think they know best what we all need.

    That’s tyranny, pure and simple.

  7. But the plans that people are getting thrown out of are not necessarily substandard. They just do not cover everything under the sun, and so are more affordable for the people who had them and are now being kicked off them.
    What ever happened to individuality? The one size fits all approach that Socialist Barry advocates is dead wrong.
    ObamaCrap needs to be halted in its tracks and reworked or preferably, ended.
    The people who received notices that their plans were ending need to be re-instated into those plans.
    Let Congress pass something that allows insurance companies to sell across state lines.
    Put a muzzle on the voracious lawyers who file frivolous lawsuits.
    For those who are legitimately low income and cannot afford insurance, let them onto the existing tax payer funded plans (Medicare/Medicaid). My bet is, once the insurers can lower their premiums by expanding across state lines, there will be more plans available for low income people to purchase.

  8. I like the completeness of this statement here:

    “I know that there are millions of Americans who are content with their health care coverage — they like their plan and they value their relationship with their doctor,” he told the American Medical Association in June 2009.

    “And that means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what,” Obama said.


    • What a freakin’ liar — I keep saying it over and over. And he doesn’t give a damn? how he looks or how he sounds? No shame! How was this idiot raised? He had to have been raised by a radical mother or grandmother who had very little common sense or decency, just anger running their blood. I do hope that he gets what he deserves for hurting Americans with his communist healthcare and FORCING people to buy what he wants! And the best part is that Americans are lettting him do this???? Maybe the majority of the people in this country are not Americans anymore? i don’t know what to think. I only know that I never voted for him and would never vote for him. I knew what he was right away, with his secret past and hidden college records, etc. He is definitely not the sharpest knife in the draw and who could still like him? It boggles my mind that a lot of people have no common sense??