A statement by President Barack Obama has been given the dubious honor of Lie of the Year with a rating of Pants on Fire by the Tampa Bay Times Politifact.
If you like your health care plan, you can keep it, the president said, over and over again, while trying to sell Americans on the Affordable Care Act before it was enacted. It was a comforting promise to those concerned that the government would force unwanted changes on their health insurance plans.
But the promise was impossible to keep, Politifact said in its announcement.
Cancellation letters sent to four million Americans notifying them that under Obamacare they could not in fact, keep their health insurance prompted the president to issue a rare apology.
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