Reminder: In 2012, PolitiFact rated “if you like your plan you can keep it” as “half true.” I guess for the half who will keep their insurance, it’s true, and for the half who are losing their existing coverage (reportedly 1.5 million so far) it’s false. I doubt a Republican’s claim would have earned similar deference.

Read what I wrote here for more background on no matter how the Dems try to slice it, they knew millions would lose their existing insurance. Hopefully PolitiFact can find time to do a fact check of their 2012 fact check.

It’s hilarious how Dem flacks are saying “there’s nothing written in the law that says people won’t be able to keep their existing coverage.” Sure, and there’s nothing written on bottles of J├Ągermeister that says you might wake up in a strange bed with an ugly person and a headache either. And yet, it happens.

Note: I updated the post to make it clear that the PolitiFact ruling was made in 2012.

Comments

3 Responses to “PolitiFact flashback laugher: ‘If you like your plan, you can keep your plan’ rated ‘half true’”

  1. Yepi 8 on October 29th, 2013 3:25 pm

    Your article is very good, I think everyone has their own plans, it is necessary

  2. Marshall_Will on October 29th, 2013 10:50 pm

    In my WRI/SPE classes I pointed out to our instructor that simply citing a 'reference' doesn't mean all that much these days? These [talking-point-ready] websites sprouted up left & right over the last several years. Each of them Left-leaning.

    Politi-fact/Fact Checker/Snopes. Usually dot.org's to further lend a sense of 'credibility'. They're kind of like Reader's Digest only for people clutching at straws in blogs, lunchrooms & men's room stalls…

    Great catch Doug. I can't even remember BACK that far..?

  3. ChapBix on October 31st, 2013 12:48 am

    I did some snooping on some of these "fact-checking sites that my lib/"progressive" friends point to as correcting what I posted. Turns out, most of the people behind the sites are left leaning or fully on the left. Take them with a grain of questioning and scrutiny.

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