To give you a refresher about where we've been so far with Obama's promises on healthcare reform, we've gone from the President saying repeatedly "if you like your plan, you can keep it," to White House apologists like David Axelrod saying, "the vast majority of people can keep their plans," to the White House justifying the loss of insurance plans and blaming insurance companies for simply complying with the law as millions of Americans continue to get cancellation notices in the mail.
Now, it's getting worse. Last night during a speech to Obama for America volunteers and supporters in Washington D.C., President Obama continued to spin his broken healthcare promises.
“While virtually every insurer is offering new, better plans and competing for these folks’ business,” Obama said of the people who are losing their current insurance, “I realize that can be scary for people if you just get some notice like that.”
“If you had or have one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law,” the president said, “and you really like that plan, what we said was, you could keep it… if it hasn’t changed since the law’s passed.”
Yes, millions of Americans losing their insurance plans is "scary" Mr. President. Apparently, what President Obama should have said was, "You can keep you plan, period, so long as that plan doesn't change after I sign Obamacare into law."
This latest explanation completely destroys the White House promise that pre-Obamacare plans would be "grandfathered in."