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WhiteHouse.gov STILL claims Americans can keep their insurance plans [VIDEO]

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The White House website still informs visitors that if they like their healthcare plan, “they can keep it” — even as millions of Americans are receiving cancellations notices from their insurance provides, thanks to HHS’s Obamacare regulations.

Under a banner that trumpets “The Health Insurance Market Place is now open,” and a heading that reads, “Healthcare that works for Americans,” is a paragraph that contains the section that repeats President Barack Obama’s reassurances that Americans can keep their healthcare plans:

“For those Americans who already have health insurance, the only changes you will see under the law are new benefits, better protections from insurance company abuses, and more value for every dollar you spend on healthcare. If you like your plan,you can keep it, and you don’t have to change a thing due to the healthcare law.”

White House Website Healthcare Statement - Grae Stafford/Daily Caller

White House Website Healthcare Statement – Grae Stafford/Daily Caller

This strident claim falls flat on its face — many Americans have received cancellation notices from their insurance companies, forcing them onto the HealthCare.gov website, where equivalent plans would cost hundreds of dollars more.

The White House claims that it did not deceive voters by not divulging the multitude of caveats that would force Americans off their existing plans.

President Barack Obama, who repeatedly insisted throughout his first term and the 2012 election, “If you like your plan, you can keep it,” waved away the million of cancellations, calling them “the latest flurry in the news.”

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The White House has been trying to deflect criticism since NBC News reported last week that White House officials were aware before the launch of HealthCare.gov that millions of Americans would lose their coverage as health insurance companies struggled to comply with stringent new regulations.
Obama previously described the cancelled policies as “ACME Insurance,” and the companies offering as “bad apples.”
 The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that as far back as 2009, White House officials debated whether or not they could keep their promise to individually insured Americans.
The only concession that came remotely close was a brief nod  during the White House summit in February 2010 at the Blair House, when Obama admitted that premiums would likely rise ten to thirteen percent to accommodate the extra services that health insurance would be required to provide.
See the Webpage here and a screen grab of the website here:
White House Website Healthcare - Grae Stafford/Daily Caller

White House Website Healthcare – Grae Stafford/Daily Caller

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