New York Senator Kirstin Gillibrand admits to knowing President was lying about Obamacare–
Gillibrand admitted to Martha Raddatz today on This Week, “We all knew,” Obama was not being honest when he told Americans they could keep their insurance.
Via Gateway Pundit
“He should have just been more specific because the point is, if you’re being offered a terrible health care plan, that the minute you get sick, you’re going to have to go into bankruptcy, those plans should never be offered,” Gillibrand told ABC’s Martha Raddatz when asked if she felt misled by the president.
When asked a second time if she felt misled by the president, Gillibrand repeated, “He should have just been specific.”
“No, we all knew. The whole point of the plan is to cover things people need, like preventive care, birth control, pregnancy. How many women, the minute they get pregnant, might have risked their coverage, how many women paid more because of their gender because they might get pregnant? Those are the reforms that we have to fix,” she added.
A transcript of Obama’s November 14 press conference announcing his retreat is accessible here. The retreat exposed Obama’s oft repeated statement as a lie then and now. It is one of the foundational lies of Obamacare.
Exercising a royal prerogative, Obama has decreed that insurers can renew noncompliant Obamacare policies, Obamacare to the contrary notwithstanding, for one year. Obama has royally amended his lie as follows: “If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan, for one year.”
Via Power line
Some still deny the Lie
Still, Obama supporters such as House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) insist that no lie was told. Hoyer claims Obama’s words were accurate at the time the statement was made.
“You understand,” Hoyer said, “that if you had a policy on the day that this bill was adopted, you got to keep it … Now, you didn’t get to keep it if the insurance companies didn’t want to offer it to you.”
And so the debate rages on. Did Obama knowingly lie or was he himself uniformed about the subtle nuances of his own health care law?