The new lie is added to this supercut of the 36 times (and counting) Obama said “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period.“
Note that he could repeat his lie without the aid of notes — but now when he offers his new lie — claiming that “What we said was that… you could keep your plain if your plan didn’t change [at all]” — he needs some Lawyer’s Notes to guide him.[youtube]http://youtu.be/qpa-5JdCnmo[/youtube]
On Megyn Kelly last night, Judge Napolitano pointed out the power of adding Period to the end of most of these vows. When one says “Period,” one means there is no fine print. There are no caveats, conditions, or qualifications. “Period” means that the vow you just heard is self-contained; there is no extraenous material elsewhere you have to check to determine what the promise means.
But that’s exactly what he’s saying “Period” doesn’t mean now. Now he’s claiming “Period” meant– actually, he’s claiming “we” said this, which is a lie — “unless there have been any changes [whatsoever] to your policy.”
Such as $5 increase in your copay to keep pace with rising medical costs. Yes, a $5 change in your copay ungrandfathers your policy. The HHS deliberately wrote these rules to terminate as many policies as possible.
Actually, the lie is deeper than that. Because if you thought “If you like your plan, you could keep your plan” meant that you would be held harmless by the changes wrought by Obamacare, then you were misled — even grandfathered policies, for example, must have their premiums jacked up in order to pay for the sick and uninsurable.
Another part of Obamacare says that insurers can’t discriminate based on health status, which means the sick pay less… and the healthy, necessarily, pay more. A lot more.
And the guarantee of “If you like your policy, you can keep your policy” was never intended to mean you wouldn’t be shellacked by higher rates. Or, at least, it was intended to be understood as meaning that; Obama always knew that wasn’t the way he was setting it up to work.