Former Obama speechwriters David Litt, Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett appeared Monday in an episode of PBS’s “Charlie Rose” show to discuss the president’s “great” oratory skills for serious and humorous topics.
Lovett mentioned how proud he was of the “serious speeches” on the economy and health care to which Favreau sarcastically replied, “Lovett wrote the line about “If you like your insurance, you can keep it,” to which Lovett joked, “How dare you!” They both became hysterical laughing.
“If you like it, you can keep it” was Politicfact’s lie of the year in 2013.
It wasn’t only doctors, it was coverage and hospitals – millions couldn’t keep it.
Obamacare eliminated choice and puts the government in between you and your doctor, your health insurer and your hospital.
We live in the age of disposable people. You’ll know more in 2017 when the plan is fully evolved. That was timed for after the election.
Barack Obama lied over the years and repeated the line at least 47 times when Senator Mike Enzi in 2010 attempted to pass a resolution to overturn the part of the healthcare law that does not allow you “to keep it”. The Federal Register listing at the time predicted the millions who would lose their healthcare, which proved Obama knew even as he said the opposite.
Obama knew in 2010 that millions of Americans who purchased their health care individually could have their insurance plans cancelled.
The Associated Press reported some 4.7 million people were told in the fall of 2013 that their health care plans would be cancelled because the policies did not comply with the recently enacted Obamacare guidelines.
If you like your insurance, you can keep it was just a line written by two irrelevant speechwriters and was never anything more.
Remember when Obama thought it funny that his promise for “shovel ready jobs” was not true? Just think, if we elect Hillary, we can have four to eight more years of this.