Twitchy has been telling readers for months about cancellation notices that have been going out from private insurers, much to the surprise of people who liked their plan. Mainstream journalists finally began admitting that the whole “if you like your plan, you can keep it” line was “never possible to keep,” and the mainstream media are just now catching up to all of those stories of insurance cancellation notices.
What to do then? Delay implementation? Repeal? Or why not just get used to the idea that you didn’t really like that policy anyway, so why would you want to keep it? Business Insider’s Josh Barro made that case today, noting that some health care plans just aren’t that good, and “there are a lot of health plans that Americans shouldn’t be able to keep.” That’s a freedom you certainly don’t want.
But wait: what about that promise from the President of the United States himself? We let him be clear, and what he said was, “If you like your health plan, you can keep it.” Says Barro, that “was never a reasonable promise,” so apparently it doesn’t count, right?
So, the president lied, but it was for our own good? Is that right?