When President Obama said in 2009 that if you liked your health insurance, you could keep it, he was lying. This was no secret. It was pointed out repeatedly at the time. U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., an orthopedic surgeon and professor of medicine, did a whole Republican weekly radio broadcast on it back then.
Price and others pointed out that Obamacare created strong incentives for insurers to cancel people’s coverage. That is exactly what has happened — just as the Obama administration knew it would.
As NBC News reported on Tuesday, “the administration knew that more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them.”
U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson was right when he shouted “You lie!” during the President’s 2009 State of the Union address, he just picked the wrong time to shout it. It’s nice to see the media catching up four years later.