It was a catchy political pitch and a chance to calm nerves about his dramatic and complicated plan to bring historic change to America’s health insurance system.
“If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” President Barack Obama said many times of the landmark new health care law.
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PolitiFact’s previous Lies of the Year
2012: Mitt Romney says Barack Obama “sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China” at the cost of American jobs.
2011: Democrats charge that “Republicans voted to end Medicare.”
2010: Republicans charge that Obamacare is “a government takeover of health care.”
2009: Sarah Palin says health care law will include “death panels” to determine care for seniors and disabled people.