Skip to comments.NYTimes: Obama ‘misspoke’ when he claimed Americans could keep their health insurance
Posted on 11/03/2013 1:13:38 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
In its Sunday paper, The New York Times editorial board defended President Barack Obama from criticisms that he had intentionally misled the public when he had claimed if an individual likes their health insurance plan, they could keep their health insurance plan.
The papers board also attacked congressional Republicans for stoking fear and confusion, writing that Obama clearly misspoke when he repeatedly claimed Americans could keep their health insurance plans as he fought to pass the law and defend it during the 2012 election.
Mr. Obama clearly misspoke when he said that, the editorial read. By law, insurers cannot continue to sell policies that dont provide the minimum benefits and consumer protections required as of next year. So theyve sent cancellation notices to hundreds of thousands of people who hold these substandard policies. (At issue here are not the 149 million people covered by employer plans, but the 10 million to 12 million people who buy policies directly on the individual market.)
Later in the editorial, the Times described Obamas contradicted claims as an overblown controversy.
This overblown controversy has also obscured the crux of what health care reform is trying to do, which is to guarantee that everyone can buy insurance without being turned away or charged exorbitant rates for pre-existing conditions and that everyone can receive benefits that really protect them against financial or medical disaster, not illusory benefits that prove inadequate when a crisis strikes, the editorial said.
I wish everyone would stop dancing around this. When you know the truth and you intentionally direct people away from the truth, so that you will benefit...you are lying. How come this is so difficult?
Not a surprise coming from the editorial board of the Slimes, they lie like 0bama.
We need to start saying loud and wide...
the cancellations on the individual market we’re seeing - the very policies 0bama’s lies were seemingly focused on - those cancellations are just the beginning.
when employer mandate arrives, employer health insurance will be cancelled at the same rate...
Hundreds of times.
The guy only said three or four things about the whole damn law for three years; preexisting conditions, 26 year olds, bending the cost curve down, and keeping your plan, “PERIOD”.
two of the four things he kept mindlessly repeating have turned out to be lies. The other two are irrelevant.
“Misspoke”? Something you said numerous times, including from prepared text? Saying if you already have insurance it will have “no effect” on you?
Did he also “misspeak” when he repeatedly said those who already have insurance would see their premiums decrease by $2500 per year and it would be like getting a pay raise?
The serpent misspoke to Eve. < /lib>
It's obvious to everyone that he "misspoke".
The point is that he did it intentionally and repeatedly to mislead the public.
That means lie.
Not tell the truth.
The NYT is misspeaking here.
That means they are lying.
obama’s fluffers in the MSM strike again. this is servitude on the level of cramdy crowlady falsely declaring in the middle of a presidential debate that Obama called Benghazi a terrorist attack when he actually called it a protest over an Internet video.
He misspoke when he took the oath of office.
obama’s teleprompter misspoke on multiple occasions.
“Our previous statements are inoperative”. “I will not send American boys to fight a war that is the responsibility of Asian boys”. “It depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is”. All of these must have been Presidents misspeaking rather than lies. So the NY Times will now embrace Richard Nixon as he never lied, just misspoke???
23 times according to one video.
NY Slimes-— Pravda on the Hudson giving cover for their chosen One.
The NY Slimes had nothing on Pravda or Isvestia at the height of Stalin's rule over the Soviet Union.
Despicable doesn't begin to describe the Slimes, given their record of hiding genocide.
Well, I guess when Democrats refuse to vote for the Democrat candidate next time they can just tell them Democrats, “Sorry, we just misvoted.”
Barry’s bootlickers are at it again. Gotta defend their boy. He may be the worst president ever but he’s THEIR president.
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