Politifact's Lie Of The Year: "If You Like Your Health Care Plan, You Can Keep It"


JAKE TAPPER, CNN: Here it is by popular demand, the number one lie of the year, based on something the president first said in 2009 and updated in 2013.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.

What we said was you could keep it if it hasn't changed since the law's passing.

TAPPER: So this was the runaway favorite with readers, 59% voted for this as lie of the year.

ANGIE DROBNIC HOLAN, POLITIFACT EDITOR: Yes. The editors of Politifact selected this because it had the most impact on the national debate. It's something we first flagged back in 2009. We said this is partly right, the health care law does leave in place the existing health care system but it's partly wrong because we knew back then not everybody would be able to keep their health care plan. And this was the year it was proved false as these cancellation letters went out.

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