Obama Health Care Promise Named “Lie of the Year”

Fact-checking organization Politifact named President Barrack Obama's statement on the Affordable Health Care Act, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” the “Lie of the Year,” NBC News reported. In a blog post, Politifact, which is affiliated with the Tampa Bay Times, said Obama’s promise was “impossible to keep” and has resulted in a “real hit to his credibility.” Editor Angie Drobnic Holan wrote, "as cancellation letters were going out to approximately 4 million Americans, the public realized Obama’s breezy assurances were wrong." She added that readers in an online poll “overwhelmingly” agreed with Politifact's decision.

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