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Top House Democrat Says Promise Americans Could Keep Their Health Plans 'Should Have Been Caveated'

12:35 PM, Oct 29, 2013 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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National Review's Jonathan Strong reports that House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer admitted today that Democrats knew many Americans would lose their health insurance policies because of Obamacare:

“We knew that there would be some policies that would not qualify and therefore people would be required to get more extensive coverage,” Hoyer said in response to a question from National Review.

Asked by another reporter how repeated statements by Obama to the contrary weren’t “misleading,” Hoyer said “I don’t think the message was wrong. I think the message was accurate. It was not precise enough…[it] should have been caveated with – ‘assuming you have a policy that in fact does do what the bill is designed to do.’”

In 2009, here's what Hoyer said said at a press conference about Obamacare:

"I say all the time, with respect to their health insurance program that they now have: if you've got it, you like it, you keep it."

Hoyer's promise was not followed by any caveats.

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