Obama health care promise named ‘Lie of the Year’


Fact-checking organization Politifact has named their “Lie of the Year,” and it’s bad news for the White House and the Affordable Care Act.

President Barack Obama’s often-repeated assertion that “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” won the ignominious honor for 2013, the group announced.

In a blog post, Politifact– which is affiliated with the Tampa Bay Times – said Obama’s promise was “impossible to keep” and has resulted in a “real hit to his credibility.”

“So this fall, as cancellation letters were going out to approximately 4 million Americans, the public realized Obama’s breezy assurances were wrong,” editor Angie Drobnic Holan wrote. “Boiling down the complicated health care law to a soundbite proved treacherous, even for its promoter-in-chief.  Obama and his team made matters worse, suggesting they had been misunderstood all along.”

She added that readers in an online poll “overwhelmingly” agreed with the decision.

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2 Responses to Obama health care promise named ‘Lie of the Year’

  1. Except PolitiFact said back in 2012 that this was actually “Half True”:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/12/1262302/–You-can-keep-your-health-insurance-lie-of-the-year-or-half-true-PolitiFact-says-nbsp-both

    How can something which has not materially changed in a year’s time go from “Half True” to “Lie of the Year”?

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