Did You Know...

   

New York Times editorial on Obama’s ‘if you like your plan you can keep it’ promise: He ‘misspoke’

Share
By Doug Powers  •  November 3, 2013 11:29 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

null

Yesterday’s New York Times editorial took a page from the head of California’s Obamacare exchange, who, in the wake of news that nearly a million people will lose their current plans in the state, said Obama’s “if you like your plan you can keep it” promise was “an inarticulate way of describing what the realities are.”

The Times simply claims Obama misspoke, and then went on to re-write what he intended to say:

Congressional Republicans have stoked consumer fears and confusion with charges that the health care reform law is causing insurers to cancel existing policies and will force many people to pay substantially higher premiums next year for coverage they don’t want. That, they say, violates President Obama’s pledge that if you like the insurance you have, you can keep it.

Mr. Obama clearly misspoke when he said that. By law, insurers cannot continue to sell policies that don’t provide the minimum benefits and consumer protections required as of next year. So they’ve sent cancellation notices to hundreds of thousands of people who hold these substandard policies.

These people make Chris Matthews look objective.

Also in the editorial, the board did their best impression of Julia Günthel and twisted themselves into pretzels to prove that not only did Obama “misspeak,” but that his little slip of the tongue is actually beneficial to consumers. In other words, “he didn’t lie, but even if he did you’re better off for it, so shut up.”

Obviously the intent of this promise was to get as many currently insured people as possible to believe that the passage of the ACA wouldn’t affect them in any way. Actual “journalists” might do a little digging for more background on the scheme to mislead the public, but the NYT editorial board simply submitted another application to be Jay Carney’s successor:

Update: HealthCare.gov might be down a lot, but oddly enough MyCancellation.com works just fine. (h/t Doug Ross)

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus

5th Circuit Court agrees with Obama 2008-2013™ that Obama 2014-2015™ executive amnesty is unconstitutional

May 26, 2015 09:05 PM by Doug Powers

obamaimmigration

Retroactive brilliance from constitutional scholar

Dems: Affordable Care Act not ‘affordable’ and lacking ‘care’ so give us more money to fix it

May 26, 2015 08:33 AM by Doug Powers

pelosipassit

The perpetual funding machine

DNC kicks off Memorial Day weekend the only way they know how

May 23, 2015 01:47 PM by Doug Powers

fawning

Another holiday as seen through Hope™-tinted glasses

Obama: U.S. not losing to ISIS, but definitely getting pushed around by ‘climate change’

May 21, 2015 08:21 PM by Doug Powers

obamaclosing

Kool Aid is for closers

As ISIS overruns Anbar province in Iraq, Obama stays focused on the real threat

May 20, 2015 07:55 AM by Doug Powers

obamagore

Is it hot in here or are they crazy?


Categories: Barack Obama, Iraq, Terrorist attacks

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook