President Barack Obama told cheering throngs in Washington, D.C. Monday night that he never truly promised Americans could keep their health insurance plans once his Affordable Care Act became law.
‘If you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really liked that plan, what we said was you can keep it – if it hasn’t changed since the law passed,’ he claimed.
‘So we wrote into the Affordable Care Act, you’re grandfathered in on that plan. But if the insurance company changes it, then what we’re saying is they’ve got to change it to a higher standard.’
He remarks came at the posh St. Regis hotel during a meeting of Organizing For Action, the nonprofit pressure group that grew out of his presidential campaign organization Obama For America.
But at least 29 videotaped examples available online show Obama promising between 2008 and this year, in only slightly varied language, that ‘if you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan, period.’
It wasn’t until after the Obamacare program’s central website had its disastrous launch, and millions of Americans began receiving insurance cancellation letters, that the White House took a new tack.
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