House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer Admits Democrats Knew Americans Would Not be Able to Keep Their Current Health Care Plans Under Obamacare … #You Lie



From the National Review Online, House Demorat Whip Steny the Hoyer (MD 5th District) admitted that Democrats knew that Americans would lose their current healthcare plans under Obamacare even as President Barack Obama, Democrats and their minions repeatedly gave a quite different message to “We the People”. It was Barack Obama who continually said over and over and over … If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan. period!  Basically, the Democrat party that passed Obamacare on a purely partisan vote and rammed Obamacare down the throats of Americans knew that the tag line and talking points were a complete and total lie. Hot Air has much, much more on the liars.

“If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period! If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan. period!”

“No one will take it away, no matter what.”

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer conceded to reporters today that Democrats knew people would not be able to keep their current health care plans under Obamacare and expressed qualified contrition for President Obama’s repeated vows to the contrary.

“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.’”

UPDATE I: Senate Democrats Struggle to Defend Health Insurance Promises.

Oh what tangled webs we weave, when we practice to deceive. Democrats are in a tough place as they not only must attempt to defend Obama’s promises of being able to keep your insurance under Obamacare, but know being questioned as to whether they knew that Americans would lose their coverage, and when. Democrats are going to have a hell of a time getting out of this one as they have been caught in a lie. Either you admit you lied or you say, I never read the bill I signed that forced this upon the American people, Democrats and Republicans alike. Although Democrat Majority Leader Harry the Reid took a different tack. The true believer Reid said President Obama “didn’t say anything that was wrong. That’s true.”  Really?

Johnson’s bill, which will be introduced on Wednesday, could put Democrats in a tough spot. Asked Tuesday to explain the news that millions of Americans were losing their insurance policies, contrary to the president’s promise, Senate Democrats responded with a mixture of denials, evasions, and historical revisionism. Nearly all refused to say if they opposed Johnson’s bill.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire expressed shock that so many Americans are losing their current plans. “We knew that they would need to sign up again, but obviously I don’t think anybody thought people would be kicked off their health insurance plan,” said Shaheen, who refused to say if Americans should be able to keep the plans they had in 2013.

“He didn’t say anything wrong,” Senate majority leader Harry Reid said when asked about Obama’s promise. “That was true.”

According to Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Democrats had only promised that Americans could keep their insurance if it was “good insurance.”

“We said when we passed that, ‘If you had insurance that was good insurance that you wanted to keep it, you could keep it,’” Landrieu said.

She declined to say if she would support a measure to let Americans keep the plans they had in 2013. “I haven’t looked at it specifically,” Landrieu said.

“We can look at that,” said Bob Casey of Pennsylvania. “That’s something we can look at.”

It would appear that Democrats are going to try and pull a Bill Clinton and contort their words to create a new talking point. With Slick Willy, “It all depends on what is, is.” As stated at the Lonely Conservative, the new Democrat talking point will be “You Can Keep Your Plan If It’s ‘Good’ Insurance”. Hmm, how do you think that would have played out in the passage of the bill and the run up to the 2012 presidential election? The comment would have been overshadowed by the follow up question of what is considered a “good” insurance and who decides that? With the millions that have lost their insurance and the millions more that will do so, how do you think that would have changed the election results? I guess we now know why Obama and Democrats lied, eh?

Hold the phone, is it possible that this scandal of lying to the American people is so bad that even the MSM has to catch up and report on the story? It appears that way. The MSM in a face-saving effort to appear to be “fair & balanced” is going after Obama and his administration on this one. Of course they were carrying the water for Obama during his reelection, now they feel the need to have some semblance of credibility.

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  • Comments

    16 Responses to “House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer Admits Democrats Knew Americans Would Not be Able to Keep Their Current Health Care Plans Under Obamacare … #You Lie”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on October 30th, 2013 10:10 am

      The Democrats that passed this Obamacare act were just following the Socialist agenda. The socialists are exactly like the muslims in that they will lie in your face to sell their “snake oil”.

      Now they are faced with an election cycle in 2014 where the people have finally realized that government is not about the people, but is about the power structure in Washington D.C.. Look for more and more lies from the Democrats in order to keep their jobs.

      The TV and radio media have to be careful to provide the propaganda to the administration in order not to have the FCC pull their broadcast license.

      The Obama administration is the most corrupt administration to ever be in charge of the federal government. They will use and have used federal agencies to attack the people in order to keep themselves and their enablers in power.

    2. kashekamon on October 30th, 2013 10:55 am

      This is a monumental mess and needs to be SCRAPED.

      The site went down Sunday and again on Tuesday.

      For over 3 weeks the site was not at all secure. Those that mean harm could access your private and personal information. Now people fear even more than obamacare itself.

      obama is just human waste. sebelius looks like a damn baboon and is probably just as ferocious.

      How does obama get away with lying to us all the time?

      Scrap the whole damn thing. Impeach obama and get his a** out of the White House. The White House belongs to us and we don’t want him living there anymore. Never did in the first place.

    3. PaMom on October 30th, 2013 1:41 pm

      The new Democrat talking point will be “You Can Keep Your Plan If It’s “What We Decide is Good” Insurance. This is our new Monarchy with King Obama and the lying Democrats at the helm.

    4. BabyBear on October 30th, 2013 2:31 pm

      There’s something really underhanded in the government’s phrase, “Good Insurance.” It is only mentioned in passing but I would like to know the true story. There was a brief exchange with Sibelius this morning when she was asked why a young, healthy 30 year old man would need abortion insurance. I wonder how many of these liberal abominations are hidden in the “Good insurance.” Birth control pills, I think. childbirth insurance. Many other things that a young, single man or woman would not want or need but must have included in their insurance for the government to classify it as “Good insurance.” It’s really scary. Another thing not mentioned was the outrageous deductibles. Sure, you can bring the cost of insurance down if a deductible of $7500 is required. Most people don’t have the $7500. Most Americans live from paycheck to paycheck, thanks to Obama’s Socialist policies.

    5. Katts on October 30th, 2013 11:53 pm

      And if you think the Republican conservatives didn’t long ago know the REAL Obamacare facts, too, you live on Mars.

      Single payer works perfectly with amnesty for illegals, which the majority of Republicans desperately desire.

      Maternity benefits for young Non-longer illegal Mexicans who breed like rabbits. Three children is the minimum in my neighborhood.

      So who will be the first death now that their insurance is canceled creating a lapse in coverage with no ability to pay the higher preminums and higher deductibles ?

    6. Katts on October 30th, 2013 11:57 pm

      If Obama and this administration didn’t care about Bengahzi they sure and the hell don’t care aout you. Wrap your brain around it.

    7. Katts on October 31st, 2013 12:00 am

      Hell Yes Obama is a liar, a pathological one.

      As I read and posted long ago his psych profile is that of a narcissist – all are dispensible for HIS agenda, his Almighty plan.

    8. Katts on October 31st, 2013 12:13 am

      But the majority, NOT 100%, of Republicans are right by Obama’s side financially, morally and educationaly strangling the country.

      They’ve know exactly what was, and is to continue to happen. If they didn’t ( which is impossible) they would explode with rage, which they don’t.

      Omission Omission
      SM: I would agree that many are just concerned about maintaining their power and have forgot about the US Constitution and what the party was actually founded on.

      I think many incumbents are in for a rude awakening in 2014 and 2016 with primary challenges.

    9. Katts on October 31st, 2013 12:24 am

      Yes Texas Grandfather, I too fully believe this administration would without heistation attack its own people not only through regulation but physically.

      This so called President,(a misnomer) hates the people of this country, why else the need for “fundemental tranformation”.

      People only have the need change at its most base level what they hate – causes them severe pain, mortification, anger, discordence, etc

    10. katts on October 31st, 2013 9:27 am

      SM- You are too kind, “the many” have NOT FORGOTTEN, nor strayed from the US Constitution, more correctly, they choose to ignore it as the US Constitution subverts their agenda

      I hope your right about the upcoming elections, but if amnesty happens before 2014, which Soros, The Dems and REBUBLICAN Big business are seriously pushing and planning for – I’d say game over without serious civil unrest.

    11. katts on October 31st, 2013 9:39 am

      A bite of reality

      Homeland Sesurity purchases “Pepperball Less Lethal Launcher Kits”

      Homeland Security buys automatic pepper spray for riot control
      Dated 10/31/2013

      Here’s the Gov “JUSTIFICATION and APPROVAL” Form posted 10-31-2013

    12. katts on October 31st, 2013 10:06 am

      Remember the Food Stamp “glitch” that caused shopping riots at Walmart several weeks ago when the EBT system crashed for 3 hours. Yep, in only 3 hours riots ensued

      Glitch huh? Another toe in the water.

      Food stamp allotments are to be cut as of Nov 1, 2013. The cut amounts reported seem to vary from $11 to several hundred per person or family.

      Nov 17, 2013
      Chase limits ATM withdrawls and International business wires for business accounts, but an account upgrade eliminates all restrictions. Just trying to drum up more bank revenue, right?

      Toe in the water

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