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View Diary: 'You can keep your health insurance' lie of the year or half-true? PolitiFact says both! (102 comments)

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  •  Let's acknowledge that the President's statement (5+ / 0-)

    has resonated with the public. He put himself out there multiple times. It's not just the media. The adm intended that we all hear him say it.

    Public opinion has always given him a high mark for honesty. We have seen that number plummet.

    Trust is a hard thing to recapture. People no longer listen to anyone they don't trust.

    This added to the fact that the idea of big government being good for Americans has also been beaten down by the ACA rollout. That's not just bad for Obama, but for all who support a progressive agenda.

    It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

    by auapplemac on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 10:18:20 AM PST

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    •  He should never have said it .... (7+ / 0-)

      ... and he said it many, many times.  It needed at least two qualifiers: the insurance company has to continue to offer the policy, and it has to meet basic standards.  If no one pointed out to the president or his speechwriters that large numbers of people had cheap "insurance" that covered a few basic services but wouldn't pay at all if anything bad happened, this was incompetence.

      •  Huge mistake on Obama's part (3+ / 0-)
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        auapplemac, WillR, slothlax

        The admin deserves the lie of the year just for the fact that they KNEW the GOP was gunning for any problems and here they basically opened a huge door and let them drive thru it.

        In the scheme of things of course not on the the level of

        "Saddam has weapons of Mass Destruction"

        I mean if somebody dies as a result of losing their coverage I'm sure we'll hear about it, but hundreds of thousands dead? Nah.

      •  PBO shld added - "a qualification for the stupid" (2+ / 0-)
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        cybersaur, chrismorgan

        He should have said - "Let me add a qualification for the stupid people out there that don't understand that allowing kids to stay on policies and not allowing insurance companies to use pre-existing conditions and not allowing them to kick you off when you are critically sick by capping the coverage - these things may be different from what your coverage is now.  Intelligent people know that.  But for you total idiots or for Republicans who lie about everything from Bengazi to the need for a wide stance - market conditions may render crap insurance unavailable.

        But... if you like your insurance you can keep it.  The government isn't going to make you change to any one carrier or policy.  It may be that insurance is a bit better but is substantially the same.  Generally Blue Cross network will still be the Blue Cross network.

        Again for the stupid people, insurance companies change policies all the time.  That's one of the things you get to keep - whether you like it or not.  And networks change all the time.  It did before ACA and it will after ACA."

        I am serious.  He should have said that the qualification is for stupid people and Republican leadership.  If he has to be the nice guy, let Biden do it.

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