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  • NBC's Chuck Todd: Obama 'Does Not Believe He Lied'

    11/09/2013 10:29:57 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Nov 2013 | John Nolte
    NBC's Chuck Todd scored a huge interview with President Obama Thursday and opened things by immediately drilling down on the president's relentlessly repeated lie that under ObamaCare you can keep your current insurance plan if you like it. The full interview is even more impressive than the clips that have been going around. Even after he elicits a "sorry" from Obama, Todd keeps after the point for almost ten minutes.
  • Obama promised on Sept. 26 that people in individual market would keep their plans

    11/07/2013 7:59:04 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 7, 2013 | Mary Katharine Ham
    It was less than a week before Obamacare’s exchanges launched that President Obama gave a speech in Maryland about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. Using a community college in a friendly county as a backdrop, Obama pushed back against Obamacare critics, charging them with “fear-mongering” and mocking them for “crazy” predictions about the law. In that speech, he repeated the promise that the law’s changes would not affect those who already had health insurance. Here’s the “if you like your plan, you can keep it” segment of the speech, which made specific reference to the individual market— the...
  • Obama: Most People Will Be Better Off, "They Don't Necessarily Know It Right Now" (video)

    11/07/2013 5:01:42 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 57 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 7, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    OBAMA: So, the majority of folks will end up being better off, of course, because the website's not working right. They don’t necessarily know it right [now]. But, even though it's a small percentage of folks who may be disadvantaged, you know, it means a lot to them. And it's scary to them...
  • Poll: Will Obama's "Apology" Work?

    11/07/2013 4:14:48 PM PST · by mystery-ak · 22 replies
    Briefing Room ^ | Nov. 7, 2013 | The Briefing Room
    This Poll is open to guests...vote at link
  • Obama: I’d like to apologize for lying to your faces several thousand times about keeping...

    11/07/2013 4:16:01 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 7, 2013 | Allahpundit
    He tried to spin away the Big Lie with another Big Lie, but when that didn’t work, he was left at a crossroads. Triple down with a Big Lie about the Big Lie about the Big Lie, or bite his lip and apologize? The quote: “I am sorry that [people who've lost their insurance] are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me.” I’m actually not sure what that means. It’s not his assurances that have put them in this situation, it’s the law he signed and the regulations he approved that sandbagged them. Or is...
  • Obama says what he'd said was you could keep your plan 'if it hasn’t changed since the law passed'

    11/07/2013 3:55:21 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    PolitiFact ^ | November 6, 2013
    President Barack Obama’s attempt at explanation has only fanned the flames of controversy over his campaign line, "If you like your health care, you can keep it." Obama was already dealing with a troubled rollout of the healthcare.gov website when reports of health insurance cancellation notices for many Americans started arriving. Such notices have been common only for people purchasing insurance on the individual market, which accounts for about 5 percent of Americans, a small minority. But the existence of people in that situation struck many critics as contradicting his like-it, keep-it promise on its face. Obama’s speech on Nov....
  • NBC Exclusive: Obama personally apologizes for Americans losing health coverage

    11/07/2013 3:41:11 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 64 replies
    NBC ^ | Chuck Todd
    President Obama said Thursday that he is "sorry" that some Americans are losing their current health insurance plans as a result of the Affordable Care Act, despite his promise that no one would have to give up a health plan they liked. "I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me," he told NBC News in an exclusive interview at the White House. "We've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who...
  • Obama says 'sorry' to Americans losing health insurance

    11/07/2013 3:33:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 157 replies
    AFP News ^ | November 7, 2013
    - President Barack Obama said Thursday he was "sorry" for Americans who had insurance plans canceled because of his health care law, even though he said they would not. "I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me," Obama told NBC News in an interview.
  • The Legal Definition; False Pretenses

    False Pretenses False representations of material past or present facts, known by the wrongdoer to be false, and made with the intent to defraud a victim into passing title in property to the wrongdoer. Suppose Reba tells Alberto that a synthetic gemstone is a valuable diamond that she will give to Alberto in exchange for Alberto's truck. Alberto thinks this sounds like a good deal and transfers title of his truck to Reba. If Reba knows that the stone is a synthetic gemstone, she is guilty of false pretenses. A truthful statement that causes someone to give up rights in...
  • Wasserman Schultz: ‘Obama and I Didn’t Lie About Obamacare’

    11/07/2013 1:02:47 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 11/6/13 | Javier Manjarres
    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) went on MSNBC to run cover for President Obama’s “If like your , your ,” which has proven to be a huge political thorn in the President’s side, as Americans are losing those very healthcare plans he said they could keep. you plan you can keep plan “At the end of the day, most of those people who are having their plans transitioned will have better benefits for lower costs, All they have to do is go on the exchange and shop around, which arguably needs to be easier than it...
  • Real Stories Expose Obama’s Lies

    11/07/2013 1:31:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Reince Priebus
    Last week, the RNC launched GOP.com/TellUs, where those impacted by ObamaCare can share their stories and even upload pictures of letters canceling their coverage, pink slips from employers, or screenshots of healthcare.gov glitches. Responses have come pouring in from people who have been hurt by ObamaCare and by the president’s lies. Here’s some of what they’re saying. Lisa A. of Maryland writes, “I loved my primary care provider, but they could no longer afford to stay in business due to Obamacare and had to sell out to a corporate entity. They are now only keeping 450 of their former patients,...
  • White House website at odds with latest Obama statement (Still continuing the lies)

    11/07/2013 11:51:04 AM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/7/2013 | By Maxim Lott
    Millions of health insurance plans have been cancelled after ObamaCare went into effect, and President Obama backed away Monday from his previous oft-repeated statement that “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” But he may want to glance at his own website, WhiteHouse.gov, which still states: "For Americans with insurance coverage who like what they have, they can keep it. Nothing in this act or anywhere in the bill forces anyone to change the insurance they have, period." That appears in a section of the WhiteHouse.gov website labeled "health reform details." The exact same language also appears...
  • Obama further alters 'you can keep your plan' pledge (Obama continues with the lies after lies)

    11/05/2013 10:34:32 AM PST · by tobyhill · 41 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/5/13 | Byron Wolf
    President Obama continues to alter his signature promise in selling the Affordable Care Act back in 2009 and 2010. "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan," he said back then. But that simple pledge has had to change as the Affordable Care Act has been implemented and a small percentage of Americans, albeit millions of people, have received cancellation notices from their insurance companies. And for the second time in two weeks, he's tweaked the line. When President Obama spoke Monday night to a group of supporters, he said: "While virtually every insurer is offering new, better...
  • Forcing Obama's hand

    11/05/2013 8:54:50 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 5, 2013 | Bruce Johnson
    Representative Fred Upton (R, MI) has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would allow individuals to keep their insurance policies. "I introduced legislation earlier this week, that we hope to have on the floor soon, co-sponsored by more than 50 folks, that says if you had a plan, you will be grandfathered, Upton said. "We'll keep the president's pledge." Senator Mary Landrieu, the Democrat from Louisiana, has introduced a bill called the "Keeping the Affordable Care Act Promise Act." "When we passed the Affordable Care Act, we did so with the intention that if you liked your...
  • Obamacare’s latest talking points: “Bad apples” and road apples

    11/05/2013 7:30:17 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 5, 2013 | Karl
    To the surprise of no one, President Obama has been busy deflecting criticism of his “If you like your plan” lie by blaming insurance companies: “Just shop around in the new marketplace,” he said. “You’re going to get a better deal.” *** “Remember, before the Affordable Care Act, these bad-apple insurers had free rein every single year to limit the care that you received, or used minor pre-existing conditions to jack up your premiums, or bill you into bankruptcy,” Obama said. Similarly, the New York Times’ widely-mocked Sunday editorial (claiming that Obama “misspoke” when he promised Americans who liked their...
  • Obamacare - Day 35

    11/04/2013 5:01:54 PM PST · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    Nov 4, 2013 | Ray76
    Obamacare: Day 35America Held HostageRoundup of News & ViewsNo. 5.  Nov 4, 2013   At Least 3.5 Million Policies Canceled Article at Breitbart   Obamacare enrollment by paper and phone held up by failed websitePhone and paper options pushed by Obama no better than website Article at NY Post Article at Washington Times   Obamacare User Sent Other People's 'Eligibility Letters'Article at Weekly Standard   Regularly scheduled call with press canceled due to crashed siteUnscheduled Outage “a natural part of the process” Article at The Hill Article at Politico   Canadian officials fired IT firm behind troubled Obamacare websiteArticle at Washington...
  • A dishonest presidency

    11/04/2013 3:56:47 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 4, 2013 | By Marc A. Thiessen
    The Wall Street Journal broke the news this weekend that, even as President Obama was telling the American people they could keep their health plans, “some White House policy advisors objected to the breadth of Mr. Obama’s ‘keep your plan’ promise. They were overruled by political aides.” Overruled by political aides? This is simply damning. It’s not easy to get a lie into a presidential speech. Every draft address is circulated to the White House senior staff and key Cabinet officials in something called the “staffing process.” Every line is reviewed by dozens of senior officials, who offer comments and...
  • CBS: 'White House Had Years of Warnings' About ObamaCare Debacle

    11/04/2013 12:36:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 4, 2013 | Matthew Balan
    Monday's CBS This Morning revealed how "a trusted Obama health care adviser warned the White House it was losing control of ObamaCare". Major Garrett underlined that "the warnings were dire and specific, and ultimately ignored" by the Obama administration. Instead, they "relied on appointed bureaucrats and senior White House health care advisers" to implement the health care law. Garrett also pointed out how "the White House became secretive about the law's complexity and regulatory reach" because they were apparently "fearful of constant attacks from congressional Republicans" over the controversial issue. CBS: 'White House Had Years of Warnings' About ObamaCare Debacle...
  • Obama in 2009: We Will Call Out Those Who Lie About Obamacare

    11/05/2013 10:49:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 5, 2013 | by Katie Pavlich
    My fellow blogger Pundit Pete has brought my attention to President Obama's 2009 Joint Session of Congress speech on Healthcare. What exactly did Obama say about those warning Obamacare would killed their health insurance plans? If you misrepresent what's in this plan, we will call you out.
  • Obamacare’s first casualty: The truth?

    11/05/2013 10:16:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 5, 2013 | David Boyer
    <p>A web video is offering clear and embarrassing proof that, contrary to President Obama’s latest claims, he promised people repeatedly that they could keep their health-insurance plan if they liked it.</p> <p>In the president’s latest attempt to walk back his pledge, Mr. Obama told supporters Monday night in Washington that his oft-stated promise about people keeping their insurance included an important caveat about health plans being grandfathered under the law.</p>
  • Whitehouse,gov and Marcy Kaptur both say I can still keep it

    11/05/2013 1:40:37 PM PST · by worryfree13540 · 7 replies
    Whitehoue.gov | Vanity
    My second post in five years, so if I broke any rules … I am sure you'll let me know. I did a really quick search to see what my local Congresscritter had to say about 'keeping' my health plan, and would you believe it …. she said I could keep it, too. http://kaptur.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3097:kaptur-holds-telephone-town-hall-with-seniors&catid=50:2012-press-releases And when I did the original search for Marcy's website, the first hit on Bing was from our pals at the White House: http://www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck/3 And I was able to enjoy a fine, well thought out lecture about all the disinformation 'the others' were spewing about Obamacare...
  • Obamacare 'War Room' docs: We're concerned consumers finding fewer options, higher prices

    11/04/2013 2:13:39 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CNN News ^ | November 4, 2013 | by Jake Tapper
    <p>FULL TITLE: "Obamacare 'War Room' docs: We're concerned next media story is some consumers getting on website and finding fewer options, higher prices."</p> <p>Officials expressed concern that the next shoe to drop in the evolving story about the Affordable Care Act would be disappointment from consumers once they are able to get on the troubled HealthCare.gov website – disappointment because of sticker shock and limited choice, according to a new document obtained by CNN.</p>
  • Officials (Husseincare war room) worried consumers would be unhappy with Obamacare choices

    11/04/2013 2:29:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/04/13 | Justin Sink
    Administration officials were concerned that once users were able to view the available policies for purchase on HealthCare.gov, they could be disappointed with the cost and options available. The concerns were expressed in meeting notes from the ObamaCare "war room" obtained by CNN. "In some cases, there will be fewer options than would be desired to promote consumer choice and an ideal shopping experience," the meeting notes read. "Additionally, in some cases there will be relatively high cost plans." The discussion last week among officials at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight appeared to reveal a behind-the-scenes concern...
  • Lawmakers push to keep Obama's health care pledge (Joe Donnelly's son loses coverage)

    11/04/2013 5:12:48 PM PST · by Hoodat · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04 Nov 2013 | David Espo
    Little more than a week after millions of consumers received health care cancellation notices, lawmakers in both parties are pushing legislation to redeem President Barack Obama's long-ago pledge that anyone liking their coverage will be allowed to keep it under the nation's controversial new law. The result is a stern new challenge for the White House as it struggles to fix website woes for the signup portal for those seeking to enroll under the law, and simultaneously copes with angry consumers who rightly or wrongly blame "Obamacare" for cancellation letters mailed by insurers. Democratic officials said top administration aides got...
  • For Obama, a Sudden Struggle With Personal Appeal

    11/04/2013 4:41:24 PM PST · by mdittmar · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 4, 2013 | JULIE PACE and JENNIFER AGIESTA Associated Press
    For years, President Barack Obama's personal favorability ratings served as a political firewall that sustained him through an economic recession, grueling fights with congressional Republicans, and the grind of a re-election campaign. But after a rough start to Obama's second term, Americans increasingly view the president unfavorably. And perhaps most concerning for the White House: an Associated Press analysis of public polling shows it has become more difficult over time for Obama to fully rebound from dents in his favorability ratings. "It's a slow cumulative effect," Republican pollster David Winston said, adding that personal favorability "is a much harder number...
  • Obama: "What We Said Was You Can Keep It If It Hasn't Changed Since The Law Passed" (video)

    11/04/2013 4:37:08 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 83 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 4, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: Now, if you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really liked that plan, what we said was you can keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law passed. So we wrote into the Affordable Care Act, you're grandfathered in on that plan. But if the insurance company changes it, then what we're saying is they've got to change it to a higher standard. They've got to make it better, they've got to improve the quality of the plan they are selling. That's part of the promise...
  • New Obama lie: What I said was, you can keep your plan if it hasn’t changed since the law was passed

    11/04/2013 7:49:45 PM PST · by chessplayer · 63 replies
    Your president is lying to you. Again. Reid J. Epstein ✔ @reidepstein Obama adds a clause to "you can keep it" - "What we said was you can keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law passed."
  • Obamacare: You also can't keep your doctor (Obama lies piling up)

    11/05/2013 6:11:33 AM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    nbc money ^ | 11/5/2013 | staff
    Everyone now is clamoring about Affordable Care Act winners and losers. I am one of the losers. My grievance is not political; all my energies are directed to enjoying life and staying alive, and I have no time for politics. For almost seven years I have fought and survived stage-4 gallbladder cancer, with a five-year survival rate of less than 2 percent after diagnosis. I am a determined fighter and extremely lucky. But this luck may have just run out: My affordable, lifesaving medical insurance policy has been canceled effective Dec. 31. My choice is to get coverage through the...
  • The Chronology of the Obamacare Lie

    11/07/2013 4:54:42 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    The Black Sphere ^ | 11-6-13 | Kevin Jackson
    Americans have heard Obama pedantically touting his signature piece of legislation, his legacy — aka Obamacare — for over 4 years. What began as a firm promise, “If you like your healthcare plan, you’ll be able to keep your healthcare plan” has morphed to a conditional assurance, “if you have, or had one of these plans, before the Affordable Care Act came into law, and you really liked that plan…what we said was, you could keep it IF it hasn’t changed since the law was passed.”
  • Obama further alters 'you can keep your plan' pledge (Obama continues the lie after lie after lie)

    11/07/2013 3:31:57 AM PST · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/5/2013 | Byron Wolf
    President Obama continues to alter his signature promise in selling the Affordable Care Act back in 2009 and 2010. "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan," he said back then. But that simple pledge has had to change as the Affordable Care Act has been implemented and a small percentage of Americans, albeit millions of people, have received cancellation notices from their insurance companies. And for the second time in two weeks, he's tweaked the line. When President Obama spoke Monday night to a group of supporters, he said: "While virtually every insurer is offering new, better...