It turns out that the false claim — repeated often by the president and parroted by the establishment press — was not true for most people in the individual market. Neither was it true for millions of Americans who receive insurance through their employers. Even worse, perhaps: Despite the frequent lies, the administration has known all of that for years.
Now, even his die-hard fans at NBC News, formerly MSNBC.com, are calling out Obama for misleading America in an article that has since gone viral. The administration was finally forced to admit it, too — probably because it became impossible to deceive the country any longer. Meanwhile, the public is on the verge of exploding as literally millions of insurance cancellation letters are sent out from Florida to California and everywhere in between.
“We will keep this promise to the American people,” Obama declared in the summer of 2009 as he was trying to sell the radical overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system to a skeptical public. “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare plan. Period.”
Shortly after those lies, Obama was at it again. “Let me be exactly clear about what healthcare reform means to you,” he claimed, falsely, at a rally in New Jersey. “First of all, if you’ve got health insurance, you like your doctors, you like your plan, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. Nobody is talking about taking that away from you.”
The deception was repeated over and over again by Obama and his cohorts — even as late as last year. Incredibly, the WhiteHouse.gov website says: “If you like your plan you can keep it and you don’t have to change a thing due to the health care law.” As of October 29, that bogus claim was still close to the top of the official White House site on ObamaCare.
The lie, however, has now been definitively exposed — as many as tens of millions who liked their healthcare plans just fine are in the process of losing them. In essence, ObamaCare was sold to the American people using fraud. The president and lawmakers who rammed the unpopular bill through Congress claimed on countless occasions that people could keep their plans. They can’t. And the administration has known for years. If a private company was selling anything using such tactics — let alone a multi-trillion dollar “train wreck” — the fraudsters would almost certainly end up in jail.
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