The fallout from President Obama’s now infamous ‘if you like your plan, you can keep it’ promise continues to haunt Democrats as they are forced to defend the President’s actions. During an interview with Martha Raddatz on ABC’s This Week yesterday, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) admitted President Obama should have been “more specific” when he made his healthcare promise.
RADDATZ: Do you feel misled by Obama?
GILLIBRAND: He should have just been more specific because the point is, if you’re being offered a terrible health care plan, that the minute you get sick, you’re going to have to go into bankruptcy, those plans should never be offered.
“Can I tell you something? I got the sniffles on that plan. I lost my car,” Glenn quipped. “I wasn’t full-fledged sick. I just got the sniffles.”
“You’re not fully bankrupt, though,” Pat asked.
“No, because I wasn’t fully sick,” Glenn explained. “God forbid I get the flu.”
RADDATZ: So were you misled?
GILLIBRAND: No, we all knew. The whole point of the plan is to cover things people need, like preventive care, birth control, pregnancy. How many women, the minute they get pregnant, might have risked their coverage, how many women paid more because of their gender because they might get pregnant? Those are the reforms that we have to fix.
“I lost my healthcare because I had a preexisting condition,” Glenn said in support of Sen. Gillibrand’s theory. “I was born pregnant.”
“I hate when that happens,” Pat said sarcastically.
What Sen. Gillibrand fails to address is why 88% of American people reported they were happy with the now ‘insufficient’ coverage their old plans offered.
“Yeah, they all knew that you would lose your really bad healthcare,” Pat said disgusted. “They all knew that.”
“Even though you were happy with it,” Stu said. “Doesn’t matter.”