In a briefing Monday, White House press secretary Jay Carney defended President Obama’s repeated claim that, under the Affordable Care Act, “if you like your plan, you can keep it.”
“It’s true that there are existing health care plans on the individual market that don’t meet those minimum standards and therefore do not qualify for the Affordable Care Act,” Carney said. “But what is also true is that … Americans who have insurance on the existing individual market will now have numerous options available to them, and six out of 10 will pay less than $100 per month in premiums for better insurance.”
Carney maintained that most people will keep their current plans, and that those losing theirs will likely find superior, less expensive options through the ACA exchanges.
Obama’s claim has come under increased scrutiny recently, as hundreds of thousands of consumers receive cancellation notices from their insurance companies.