Robert Gibbs Admits ‘Keep Your Plan’ Line Was A Mistake By Obama

November 4, 2013 8:07 a.m.

A former White House aide acknowledged Monday that President Barack Obama erred when he said that the Affordable Care Act would not force anyone to abandon their health insurance plans.

Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that it was wrong for Obama to say repeatedly that those who like their plans would be able to keep them under the new law.

“Oh, well, certainly…Now, I do think some explanation in terms of the fact that policies that were in place at the point at which the president signed them were grandfathered in for this,” Gibbs, now an MSNBC contributor, said.

It’s the second time recently that Gibbs has been critical of the administration over the health care law. Gibbs said last month that the troubled launch of was “excruciatingly embarrassing for the White House” and that people should be fired for the rollout. 



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