FLASHBACK 2012: Surgeon General Nominee Said Losing Coverage Because of Obamacare is a ‘Myth’

President Obama's nominee to be Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, said in 2012 during his address to the PPL in Charlotte, NC, that the idea anyone would lose their insurance because of Obamacare were "myths."

Murthy made the remarks at a forum about health care reform and physician advocacy, while he was discussing community outreach he was doing as a way of promoting Obamacare.

"Along the way, we encountered a tremendous amount of misinformation that was out there," he said. "And when we would talk to folks and we would dispel some of these myths about things like death panels and mandatory payments that everybody was going to have to make, and myths that people were going to lose their insurance, when we dispelled a lot of these myths, we found people were first relieved but then they were angry."

Murthy is co-founder and president of Doctors for America, which began as Doctors for Obama in 2008, according to Politico.