With House Republicans and media figures alike berating President Obama for failing to fulfill a promise made four years ago, the president tried to set the record straight during a Wednesday rally in Boston.
"This has been the latest flurry in the news because there's been a lot of confusion and misinformation," Obama said. "I want to explain just what's going on."
"Anyone peddling the notion that insurers are canceling peoples' plan without mentioning that almost all the insurers are encouraging people to join better plans with the same carrier and stronger benefits and stronger protections while others will be able to get better plans with new carriers through the marketplace and that many will get new help to pay for these better plans and make them actually cheaper," he said. "If you leave that stuff out, you're being grossly misleading, to say the least."
NBC News produced what they billed (and Republicans seized on) as a blockbuster report this week: The administration has known for years that what Obama promised Americans in 2009 -- "If you like your health plan, you can keep it" -- wasn't exactly true.
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