Written by Shannon Knutsen.
“If you like your plan, you can keep your plan…” You’ve heard it again and again. President Obama has uttered the phrase or some variation over 30 times since 2008.
However, despite the repetitive rhetoric, Barack Obama is NOT the original source of this particular load of crap. Another prominent Democrat is responsible for the deception–
Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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On March 27, 2007, barely eight weeks into her 2008 Presidential bid, Senator Hillary Clinton, along with several other candidates, participated in a SEIU-sponsored Healthcare debate at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas (UNLV).
In addition to outlining the basic tenets of her Healthcare Plan, Senator Clinton described the lessons learned from the failed 1993-94 Clinton Healthcare initiative. As she explained to the audience what she believed to be one of the main causes of the failure of her 1993-94 plan, Hillary Clinton laid the foundation for what would become the Biggest Lie of 2013:
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“One of the things that happened in ’93 and ’94 is that people thought that, even though this wasn’t the case… People thought, well, they’re gonna be required to change what they had and alot of people LIKE what they have, so we don’t wanna have people feeling like ‘Oh my goodness, the government’s gonna come in and they’re gonna tell me what I have to do and what doctor I have to go to’ — that was never, ever part of the plan, but some people got worried about that.”
In September 2007, Sen. Hillary Clinton unveiled a new Presidential campaign ad stating that she “has a health care plan that let’s you keep your coverage if you like it.”
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The ad coincided with the release of Clinton’s “American Health Choices Plan,” which detailed her program for universal healthcare if elected President in 2008.
The 12-page Plan stated, not once, but EIGHT TIMES that Americans would be able to keep their existing health care coverage if they chose to:
1. This graphic appeared on the inside cover.
2. “ For those with health insurance, the plan builds on the current system to give
businesses and their employees greater choice of health plans – including
keeping the one they have…”
3. “The American Health Choices Plan gives Americans the choice to preserve their
4. “Americans can keep their existing coverage or access the same menu of quality
private insurance options that their Members of Congress receive through a new
Health Choices Menu…”
5. “ Americans who are satisfied with the coverage they have today can keep it, while
benefiting from lower premiums and higher quality.”
6. “The American Health Choices Plan preserves existing health insurance and
offers new choices to those with insurance…”
7. The FIRST item under the “Detailed Plan” is labeled “Keep Current Health Care
“Coverage” and states that: “Americans who are satisfied with the coverage they have today can keep it. Nothing would interfere with their insurance or their relationship with their healthcare provider. The only significant change they will see will be lower costs and higher quality health care…”
“If you like the plan you have, you can keep it.”
Written by Shannon Knutsen.
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