President Obama’s repeated insistence that people could keep their healthcare plans once Obamacare kicked in was named Politifact’s “Lie of the Year” — the fourth time in five years the “Lie of the Year” has been about this one health care law.
There were solid odds that some Obamacare “lie” would be the winner, given that six of the 10 finalists selected by the fact-checking organization (which is part of the Tampa Bay Times) involved the law in one way or another. It was also likely to be this particular “pants on fire”-ranked statement given its significance in the public debate over the past few months. Perhaps if Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had sworn under oath that Healthcare.gov would work perfectly on October 1, that might usurp the title. But as the supercut compiled by New Yorkmagazine suggests, this was pretty inescapable for Obama.