Skip to comments.Media Knew All Along That Obama's 'Keep Your Plan' Promise Was Phony
Posted on 10/29/2013 12:57:53 PM PDT by IBD editorial writer
NBC News on Monday claimed to have uncovered evidence that President Obama knew all along that his promise that "you can keep your health plan" under ObamaCare wasn't true. The story came out just as millions across the country are getting cancellation notices from their insurance companies.
"Buried in ObamaCare regulations from July 2010," NBC said, is an estimate that shows "the administration knew that more than 40% to 67% of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them."
Although the law included a provision meant to grandfather health plans sold before 2010, regulators defined what "grandfathered" meant so narrowly that most plans wouldn't qualify.
Yet Obama went on repeating this promise, saying, as he did in June 2012, that "if you're one of the 250 million Americans who already (has) health insurance, you will keep your health insurance."
That the administration knew this wasn't true is troubling.
But the mainstream press also knew or should have known that Obama's "you can keep your plan" promise was phony. It just didn't bother to report on it at the time.
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Raise your hand if you did NOT know that the Liar-In-Chief was lying...
I knew he was lying when he said it because he was talking when he said it.
Grounds for impeachment or something else.
Think there's a chance in hell they'll admit they knew? Me neither.
Its way better *news* = $$$$ for them now.
Hannity has a good take today.
If he knew what he was saying was false, he lied. As Hannity said: the President of these United States of America deliberately LIED to ALL of the American people. No small accusation [OK I know you will say, we knew all along it was a big fat lie, pants on fire etc.; but now it is out there, common knowledge — not a pretty picture. A national embarrassment for all of us to have the present or any POTUS be so — little, mean-spirited, etc.]
If he did not know what he was saying was false, while others in the administration provably did, and they didn’t tell him??? — HA! we have another Catch 22. Does not play.
media = co-conspirators
Of course they did, they are one-in-the-same...............
Of course they knew.
Every thinking person in America knew he was lying ecery time he said those words. obama knew, every member of Congress knew, the talking heads knew, print 'jourolists' knew, and every Freeper knew it because we called him a liar everytime we heard it uttered!
NBC told the truth for 21 whole seconds, it only took 3 years to disclose this.....
must be a record
So did everyone else. The liberals just wanted to hear him say it. Words are infinitely more satisfying than reality.
Knowing the press will never let them fall, its amazing how bold their lies get.
NBC has a radom act of journalism!
I am old enough (65) to remember Nixon and the Watergate hearings. It would have been difficult to find one writer or commentator who did not say “Nixon knew, OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN about the Watergate break-in.”
The new meme of the mainstream media is that Obama didn’t know, and since he didn’t know, he cannot be held accountable. I wonder if they’ll apply that same criterion to the next republican president. If there is a next republican president. If there is a next president.
I do not think that the media knew all along (headline). But I don’t doubt that 0bama, Sebelius, etc. knew all along.
read on twitter.... “Nobody hopes the president didn’t know anything about this more than he does” Sadly its true.
0 and his media KNEW. They think we are ignorant idiots.
You can add Hoyer, Pelosi, and Reid to that list.
Bart Stupak and Olympia Snowe can also burn in hell.
Wait the president lied? Then he did have sex with that woman?
If the media had reported accurately the real impacts of the ACA/ObamaCare in 2010/11 their fair haired little boy would NOT have been reelected in 2012.
Similarly, if the media had reported the truths behind Bengasi in September 2012 as it unfolded their fair haired little boy would have lost the Presidential elections less than two months later.
When it comes to watching TV and buying material that the various networks advertise remember that they are the ones who actively help to suppress the truths that would have caused Obama’s defeat in the 2012 Presidential Elections.
He not only knew it-—it was part of the plan.
Come on this is BS just accusing the liar in Chief of Lying, He is not only a liar but a double crosser.
Part of the plan was for American to lose their insurance and have to apply at one of Obama’s exchanges. What wasn’t part of the plan was the exchanges don’t work. that creates a problem. Millions will be without insurance after Jan 14th.and without Obamacare too.
The dork has created a monster, and they would still vote for him. This country is filled with idiots.
Any day now Obama will “clarify” his previous statements. He will tell us that when he said you can keep your old insurance, he was referring only to those plans that comply with Obamacare.
The media will breathe a sigh of relief, and then let the story drop.
Ah, but (realistically) Nixon would not have necessarily known about the actions of the party he was a member of. Therefore "what and when" was the catchword.
Obama apparently does not know the details of his own policies and sponsored laws - something he avowed that he fully understood many times.
Further, Nixon never, to my recollection, stood in front of people and denied the Watergate break in never occurred. Obama has repeatedly stated that people would keep their policies, without so much as a single asterisk or caveat.
What Obama has done far surpasses Nixon, and even Clinton, who found a weaselly meaning of "is" to justify his prevarication. Obama simply stated as truth that which was plainly false - and did so time and time again, despite the actual details of the law he was describing.