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WaPo fact check tags Obama’s ‘if you like your plan you can keep it’ promise with four Pinocchios

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By Doug Powers  •  October 30, 2013 01:44 PM

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Four Pinocchios.

Geppetto wanted to weigh in as well, but sadly he passed away while futilely trying to create an account at HealthCare.gov after receiving a cancellation notice from his private insurer.

The conclusion:

The administration is defending this pledge with a rather slim reed — that there is nothing in the law that makes insurance companies force people out of plans they were enrolled in before the law passed. That explanation conveniently ignores the regulations written by the administration to implement the law. Moreover, it also ignores the fact that the purpose of the law was to bolster coverage and mandate a robust set of benefits, whether someone wanted to pay for it or not.

The president’s statements were sweeping and unequivocal — and made both before and after the bill became law. The White House now cites technicalities to avoid admitting that he went too far in his repeated pledge, which, after all, is one of the most famous statements of his presidency.

The president’s promise apparently came with a very large caveat: “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan — if we deem it to be adequate.”

Four Pinocchios

Not only is the “if you like your plan you can keep it” promise a lie, but the Obama administration went out of its way to ensure many people couldn’t keep their plans, whether they liked them or not.

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