36 Times Obama Said You Can Keep Your Health Plan

Obama lied, your health plan died


President Barack Obama has publicly promised at least 36 times since 2008 that his health care reform plan, known as Obamacare, would not cause anyone who liked their present health insurance to lose it.

Other outlets like New York Magazine, which was a source for some of the clips in this video, had 23 instances of Obama making the promise, sometimes punctuating the remarks with an emphatic “Period.” He pledged it in weekly video addresses, campaign rallies, and town hall meetings.

However, news broke last week that the administration knew in 2010 that millions of Americans would lose their coverage.

Obama “tweaked” the oft-repeated promise during a speech Monday delivered to the dark money nonprofit that emerged from his 2012 campaign, “Organizing for Action.”

“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’s passed,” Obama said.