By: John Hayward
11/4/2013 09:33 AM
The New York Times dropped jaws from coast-to-coast this weekend when it offered the Soviet-style spin that Barack Obama merely “misspoke” when he repeatedly promised that Americans would be able to keep their preferred health insurance plans under ObamaCare. Like good little apparatchiks, the Times proceeded to deliver the current Obama spin that your plan was lousy anyway, you were stupid to think you could survive with the kind of insurance plan that doesn’t offer maternity benefits for men, and the Glorious Five-Year Plan is doing you a favor by killing your policy and dumping you into the hellish ObamaCare exchanges.
Of course, none of that bears the remotest resemblance to Obama’s oft-repeated lies on the campaign trail. He never said anything like, “It’s true that millions of you – perhaps over half of you, based on estimates from my Administration – will lose your existing plans. And you’ll pay more. But the superior benefits you receive under my mandates will be worth the additional cost. Now, you might say, Mr. President, I don’t need substance abuse coverage, I don’t even drink. And that may be true. But the overpayments you make for the benefits you don’t need will provide us funding to cover the millions of Americans who currently cannot obtain affordable health care.”