In December 2009, Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu assured Americans that the Obamacare legislation being debated in Congress would not affect those who like their plans. Watch the video of her speech on the floor of the Senate:
“While those individuals who like the coverage they already have will be able to keep their current plan," said Landrieu at the time. "This is a very accurate description of this bill before us."
But now that Obamacare is being implemented, many Americans are finding out they won't be able to keep their insurance plans, even if they like them, because of the law's regulations. And Landrieu is now qualifying the promises she and other Democrats, including President Obama, made with regard to this. Here's what she told THE WEEKLY STANDARD on Tuesday:
According to Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Democrats had only promised that Americans could keep their insurance if it was "good insurance."
"We said when we passed that, 'If you had insurance that was good insurance that you wanted to keep it, you could keep it,'" Landrieu said.
She declined to say if she would support a measure to let Americans keep the plans they had in 2013. "I haven't looked at it specifically," Landrieu said.
Landrieu is up for reelection next year.