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#Trainwreck: “Obama Said I Could Keep My Doctor,” But Millions of Americans Are Losing Current Policies

Posted: October 30, 2013 at 10:30 am   /   by

  • “Carney admits some Americans will lose existing plans under health-care law” (Washington Post)
  • “Obama admin. knew millions could not keep their health insurance” (NBC News)
  • “CBS News has learned more than two million Americans have been told they cannot renew their current insurance policies — more than triple the number of people said to be buying insurance under the new Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.” (CBS News)
  • “… contradicting President Barack Obama’s repeated pledge that people who like their coverage can keep it.” (Associated Press)
  • “…directly at odds with repeated assurances from the president…” (CBS News)
  • “…Obama’s oft-stated pledge: ‘If you like your insurance plan, you will keep it. No one will be able to take that away from you’? That seemed a bedrock promise to Americans…” (Fiscal Times)
  • “Rarely has a major domestic program been sold on the basis of a premise so patently untrue.” (Rich Lowry)
  • “‘Obama had said I could keep my doctor. Now they’re doing away with my doctor. They kicked him out! After 20 years, that’s not right,’ said Alfred Gargiulio, who has cerebral palsy and has been seeing the same doctor in Brooklyn since 1993.” (New York Post)
  • “‘It’s not the truth,’ said Gibson. ‘You don’t get to keep your premiums. You don’t get to keep anything.’” (KING5)
  • “…many of those who purchased insurance policies on their own will see higher premiums.” (NBC News)
  • “Report: Affordable Care Act to Raise Premiums in Texas” (Texas Tribune)


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