Flashback: PolitiFact Rates Obama’s ‘Keep Your Plan’ Promise ‘Half True’

In another example of PolitiFact fudging the truth, to put it kindly, the self-styled “fact-check" site actually rated Obama’s June 2012 claim that Americans would be able to keep their plans “Half True.”

After PolitiFact's painfully convoluted, politically motivated attempt to defend the president’s clearly unreasonable claim, it concluded:

Obama has a reasonable point: His health care law does take pains to allow Americans to keep their health plan if they want to remain on it. But Obama suggests that keeping the insurance you like is guaranteed.

In reality, Americans are not simply able to keep their insurance through thick and thin. Even before the law has taken effect, the rate of forced plan-switching among policyholders every year is substantial, and the CBO figures suggest that the law could increase that rate, at least modestly, even if Americans on balance benefit from the law’s provisions. We rate Obama’s claim Half True.

With reports coming in seemingly every week about millions being dropped from their healthcare plans directly because of Obamacare, PolitiFact’s disingenuous ruling plays even worse now than it did a year ago. As Twitchy puts it:

We’re no PolitiFact, but we believe this would rate as “pants on fire.” Those pants are fa-LAMING!

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