“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?