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Dec132013

NRSC - Jeanne Shaheen Earns "Lie of the Year" Award 

Shaheen Spouted ObamaCare Lie At Least 4 Times
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Granite Staters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Obama and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this week won PolitiFact's prestigious “Lie of the Year” award for falsely promising Granite Staters "if you like your health care, you can keep it" under ObamaCare.

Every year PolitiFact lionizes the most ridiculous claim made that year. The clear winner for 2013 is President Obama and Jeanne Shaheen's lie. Congratulations or something. 

The fact is - this is and always has been - an intended consequence of the Affordable Care Act. Jeanne Shaheen supported the very ObamaCare rule that's responsible for the health insurance cancellations that have caused so much consternation over the last few months. Even though at least 20,000 Granite Staters face the possibility of losing their health insurance, Jeanne Shaheen refuses to accept responsibility for her deciding vote in favor of ObamaCare.

"Jeanne Shaheen is finally getting the recognition and notoriety she deserves for her years of repeatedly deceiving New Hampshire voters about ObamaCare," said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "After all the deceptions, lies and broken promises about ObamaCare, Granite Staters are wondering whether they can trust anything that Jeanne Shaheen says.”

 

BACKGROUND

Democratic Senator Admits All Democrats Knew Americans Would Lose Their Health Care Plan. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: "We All Knew" Obama’s Promise Wasn’t True. (ABC's "This Week", 11/17/2013)

Top House Democrat Admits Democrats Knew Americans Would Lose Their Coverage Because Of ObamaCare. "House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer conceded to reporters today that Democrats knew people would not be able to keep their current health care plans under Obamacare and expressed qualified contrition for President Obama’s repeated vows to the contrary. 'We knew that there would be some policies that would not qualify and therefore people would be required to get more extensive coverage.'" (National Review Online, "Top Dem Admits: ‘We Knew’", 11/29/2013)

Senate Democrats Voted Unanimously To Support The ObamaCare Rule That's Responsible For The Cancellation Of People's Health Insurance. "In September 2010, Senate Republicans brought a resolution to the floor to block implementation of the grandfather rule, warning that it would result in canceled policies and violate President Barack Obama’s promise that people could keep their insurance if they liked it....On a party line vote, Democrats killed the resolution, which could come back to haunt vulnerable Democrats up for re-election this year....The rule set up the criteria for what insurance plans would be grandfathered, or exempted, from the new Obamacare requirements."  (CNN, "Senate Democrats supported rule that led to insurance cancellations", 10/31/2013)

Jeanne Shaheen Promised Granite Staters At Least 4 Times That They Could Keep Their Insurance If They Liked It. (YouPromised.Org, Accessed 12/12/2013)

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