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Steny Hoyer Admits Dems Knew People Would Lose Their Insurance Plans

(Hat tip, RedState’s Moe Lane)


As anyone who honestly examined the Obamacare legislation knew, the promise “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan” was a lie. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) has now affirmed that even Democrats knew this to be the case.

National Review Online reports:

“We knew that there would be some policies that would not qualify and therefore people would be required to get more extensive coverage,” Hoyer said in response to a question from National Review.

Asked by another reporter how repeated statements by Obama to the contrary weren’t “misleading,” Hoyer said “I don’t think the message was wrong. I think the message was accurate. It was not precise enough…[it] should have been caveated with – ‘assuming you have a policy that in fact does do what the bill is designed to do.’”

Hoyer is basically channelling Elwood Blues here.

“It wasn’t lies. It was just…bullshit.”

What the Democrats really meant was, “If WE like your plan, you can keep it.”


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