From a WaPo story, headlined “Obama blames ‘bad apple insurers’ for canceled insurance plans:”
President Obama tried a new tack Wednesday as he fought back against criticism of his Obamacare claims.
Fact-checkers and journalists have ruled that Obama wasn’t being truthful when he claimed that people who liked their insurance could keep it. Obama during a speech in Boston sought to cast the issue Wednesday as trying to weed out “bad apple insurers” who don’t provide enough coverage.
“One of the things health reform was designed to do was to help not only the uninsured but also the under-insured,” Obama said. “And there are a number of Americans, fewer than 5 percent of Americans, who’ve got cut-rate plans that don’t offer real financial protection in the event of a serious illness or an accident.
Of course! You all remember when Barack Obama said “If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan, unless it’s one of those substandard plans from one of those bad apple companies that don’t provide enough coverage.” Oh wait …that’s not what he said. For a reminder of what he said–like you almost need one–recall the montage we played on last Sunday’s show. It was nearly 3 minutes long, and was by no means exhaustive in terms of including every single time the One told the lie of the century: “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period.”
I repeat my request to Obama supporters. How do you rationalize this latest lie by the One? Bueller? Bueller?
He voted “present” over 100 times in the Illinois legislature. Was it really reasonable to expect that he would show leadership anywhere?