President Obama lied. Millions of health-insurance policies will die.
And he, his administration and Democrats are paying dearly for it.
On Thursday, Obama was awarded PolitiFact’s “Lie of the Year” for repeatedly saying “if you like your insurance plan, you can keep it” under the Affordable Care Act.
The administration refuses to fully fess up to the lie.
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius refused to do it Friday during a Miami trip touting Obamacare. And Obama has tried to rewrite history.
“What we said was, you can keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law passed,” Obama said Nov. 4.
PolitiFact rated that statement Pants-on-Fire false.
So the president lied. Then he told a whopper about his lie. What’s to say the other assurances about the Affordable Care Act are true?
The day after Obama won the Lie of the Year, Sebelius hosted her made-for-TV chat with Obamacare recipients and advocates at the downtown Miami-Dade Main Library.
Ducking two questions about the lie, Sebelius talked up the act’s improved sign-up website and the success stories of prospective enrollees who are getting good coverage for little money.
“I hope you all will become part of the effort to spread the word,’’ she said.
But this administration’s word isn’t so trustworthy.