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Factcheck.org: We told you so

posted at 1:07 pm on October 30, 2013 by

And on the issue of Barack Obama’s lie of “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” Factcheck.org did tell us so … repeatedly.  Compare this to Politifact’s curiously sympathetic reading of the pledge over the same three-year period:

None of this should be a surprise to our readers. We’ve been writing about these issues as far back as 2009, when the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) was being debated. In an Aug. 18, 2009, item — headlined “Keep Your Own Insurance? Not Everyone” — we cited a Congressional Budget Office projection that 3 million people covered by employer-provided insurance plans under current law would not be offered coverage. …

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated as far back as November 2009 that — on average — rates would go up significantly in the individual market, by 10 percent to 13 percent. We reported on that any number of times.

Furthermore, millions more who are under employer-sponsored plans are also expected to lose their current coverage and need to shift to buying coverage for themselves on the new exchanges. That’s why we listed Obama’s “you can keep your plan” refrain as one of thehealth care “whoppers” in 2010, one of the “Whoppers of 2012” and — just last month — one of several “Obamacare Myths.” In that last report, we noted that the grocery-store chain Trader Joe’s had already announced that it would drop health coverage for part-time workers and leave them to shop for their own policies on the new exchanges.

 

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It’s really amazing that the Democrats consider themselves as being “reality based.” Baffling.

besser tot als rot on October 30, 2013 at 1:12 PM

To the insane, everybody in the room is insane except them.

44Magnum on October 30, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Facts are racist.

mankai on October 30, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Flawlessness. Single Payer.

Bmore on October 30, 2013 at 1:33 PM

I’m torn between, “Being a dictator is just hard okay?” and “Well nobody told us unicorns crapped so much!” I admit they don’t seem to go together, but they’re swirling around as far as a comment here, and we are living in the age of Obama.

onomo on October 30, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Results don’t matter. It’s the intention.

LeftCoastRight on October 30, 2013 at 1:57 PM

The road to H-E-Double hockey sticks is paved with good intentions.

ConDem on October 30, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Obama lied.

Your health care died.

Good Lt on October 30, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Welcome to Obamanation.

D-fusit on October 30, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Welcome to Obamanation, the land that liberty forgot.

D-fusit on October 30, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Today it has changed to “if you like your plan and it is working”. Only problem is he decides if it is working, not you.

Ellis on October 30, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Odd, Bush was accused of lying by saying 16 words ONCE. King Barack says the “if you like…..” so many times people get nauseous just hearing it; and the usual LYING suspects say ‘he just misstated the facts’.

NO! HE FREAKING LIED THROUGH HIS TEETH!

GarandFan on October 30, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Boosh…
Palin…
Tea Party…
Ted Cruz…
War on Women…
Banning abortions after viability means no woman will ever be able to have an abortion again…
Drink water…
Michelle Obama has toned arms…
Republican obstructionism…
Shutdown…
The US govt doesn’t need a budget…
Youtube video…
etc., etc.
Why would Obama’s mediots and elitards care about the truth? It’s so much more fun to pretend .

talkingpoints on October 30, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Bush didn’t even mis-state the facts. British intelligence really did believe what he said was true, that just wasn’t good enough for libs.

Fred 2 on October 30, 2013 at 5:51 PM

And on the issue of Barack Obama’s lie of “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” Factcheck.org did tell us so … repeatedly.

Factcheck.org said this?

INCONCEIVABLE!

rukiddingme on October 30, 2013 at 11:38 PM

In All of this, where are the press interviews with Tea Party members who have been warning about this for 4 years?

michaelo on October 31, 2013 at 8:50 AM

The large majority of Americans are not affected by these changes, since they get their coverage through comprehensive employer plans or Medicare or other government programs.

They’re stilling selling it pretty soft, because this is NOT true. Those of us with employer health plans are seeing the plans we liked go away, and the new plans cost more with much higher deductibles, copays, and annual out-of-pocket caps. A lot of Medicare Advantage folks are losing their plans, or losing their doctors; in Southeastern Connecticut, the nearest cardiologists on the United Medicare Advantage plans are in Hartford, 50 or 60 miles away or more in some cases.

LibraryGryffon on October 31, 2013 at 10:06 AM