Keep Your Plan If You Like It? Not So Much…

“Now, if you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really like that plan, what we said was you could keep it, if it hasn’t changed since the law was passed,” -President Obama

The Administration on Monday deflected mounting criticism that they misled the public stating they could keep health insurance policies they were happy with. The President’s assurances in the run-up to the Affordable Care Act’s passage seemed unequivocal, and contained no “if it’s not changed” qualifier. He said if you liked your plan, you may keep your plan, period. As health insurance policies change almost yearly, these cancellations were all but inevitable. So is it his fault for leading us on, or our fault for buying into his now-empty rhetoric?

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About Michael Haugen

Michael Haugen is a full-spectrum conservative and recent graduate from Eastern Washington University (BS Biology). His main interests in politics and public policy center around health care, education and tax reform. He'll be returning to EWU in 2014 to complete a Master's degree in Public Administration. Follow him on Twitter: @HaugenTRA

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