In addition to lying about how you can keep your health insurance and your doctor, here’s a new one about how the millions of cancelled individual policies are ‘substandard.’
When President Barack Obama last week defended his signature Affordable Care Act by claiming that he is ridding America of “substandard* health insurance” policies, he left the impression that schlock insurers were scamming millions of Americans.
Calling those insurers “bad apples,” he implied that the insurance industry is unbridled, free to cheat Americans by writing policies that don’t pay legitimate claims, rob you blind and leave you grossly unprotected. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews reliably chimed in, calling them “junk policies.”
It’s another Obama Obamacare lie.
Can Obama really believe this BS that he’s unloading on this ill-informed audience? In this he says that “most people” who had their plans cancelled will be able to get better coverage for the same or even cheaper price. Does he have some examples? Or is he hiding them, like he has refused to say how many people have actually signed up on his botched exchange websites? This guy has no shame.
Here are five lies Democrats told to get Obamacare passed.
- Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz clears it up. When Obama said you could keep your health insurance, she said, “that was referring to the overwhelming majority of Americans who had health care.” [My emphasis] Actually he said you could keep it, “period.” No mention of the majority of Americans.
- Mark Lippman at Daily Kos actually tries to defend the indefensible, explaining why the cancelled policies are, indeed, “junk.”
*inferior, second-rate, low-quality, poor, below par, subpar, imperfect,faulty, defective, shoddy, shabby, unsound, unsatisfactory, third-rate; informalcrummy, lousy, not up to scratch/snuff, rinky-dink, low-rent
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