Joe Biden was speaking at a forum for the AARP this week and laying out his plans for healthcare, which is just a rehash of Obamacare.
The amazing thing is that he repeated Obama’s classic lie about being able to keep your healthcare plan.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
Biden: If You Like Your Health Care Plan, You Can Keep It
Former Vice President Joe Biden repeated one of his old boss’s most infamous pledges on Monday, saying under his proposal, “if you like your health care plan … you can keep it.”
The 2020 Democratic frontrunner released a health care plan Monday that would seek to build upon the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, which included subsidies to lower prices on the exchanges and also allowing for a “public option” his campaign called similar to Medicare.
“I give people the option. If you like your health care plan, your employer-based plan, you can keep it,” Biden told an audience at an AARP-sponsored forum. “If in fact you have private insurance, you can keep it.”…
His use of the phrase “you can keep it” created a stir, given how much it hurt President Barack Obama politically.
Watch the video:
Back in 2013, this claim was called the “Lie of the Year.”
Lie of the Year: ‘If you like your health care plan, you can keep it’
It was a catchy political pitch and a chance to calm nerves about his dramatic and complicated plan to bring historic change to America’s health insurance system.
“If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” President Barack Obama said — many times — of his landmark new law.
But the promise was impossible to keep.
So this fall, as cancellation letters were going out to approximately 4 million Americans, the public realized Obama’s breezy assurances were wrong.
Boiling down the complicated health care law to a soundbite proved treacherous, even for its promoter-in-chief. Obama and his team made matters worse, suggesting they had been misunderstood all along. The stunning political uproar led to this: a rare presidential apology.
For all of these reasons, PolitiFact has named “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” the Lie of the Year for 2013.
Did anyone on Biden’s campaign think repeating this was a bad idea?
Do they think everyone in the country has forgotten?