In a debate widely panned as a defeat for Joe Biden, the former vice president may have made his worst mistake of the night when he spoke about Obamacare.
“The reason why I had such a fight with 20 candidates for the nomination was I support private insurance,” Biden said on the topic of national health care, according to the Washington Examiner. “That’s why…not one single person with private insurance would lose their insurance under my plan, nor did they under Obamacare. They did not lose their insurance unless they chose they wanted to go to something else.”
But Biden is flatly wrong, and fact-checkers called him out on it.
“FACT CHECK: Biden spewed lies about ‘nobody’ losing health insurance under Obamacare,” tweeted conservative columnist Michelle Malkin. “Our family had FOUR individual market health insurance plans CANCELED because of Obamacare. Millions like us lost theirs, too.”
FACT CHECK: Biden spewed lies about “nobody” losing health insurance under Obamacare.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 23, 2020
Before Malkin called Biden out, fact-checkers had called former President Barack Obama’s claim that “if you like your insurance, you can keep it” the lie of the year in 2013, as the Examiner noted.
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