CBS Report: Obama So Far Has Stood By His Promise That “If You Have Insurance That You Like, Then You Will Be Able to Keep That Insurance”

Posted by on Nov 07, 2013 at 3:52 pm

That’s not a typo, and the story is dated today.

Millions of Americans are being informed they’re being dropped from their insurance plans because the plans don’t meet minimum Obamacare standards, but President Obama so far has stood by his promise that “if you have insurance that you like, then you will be able to keep that insurance.”

What can you say? A story completely contradicts itself in one sentence. Millions have lost insurance, but Obama has stood by his promise? Um, no. He lied.

How can CBS even run something like this when they have a real reporter, namely Sharyl Attkisson, doing the heavy lifting?

Tony Trenkle, the Obamacare official in charge of security efforts announced his resignation Wednesday, effective next week.

CBS News has learned that Trenkle, the Chief Information Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), was originally supposed to sign off on security for the glitch-ridden website before its Oct. 1 launch, but didn’t. Instead, the authorization on September 27 was given by Trenkle’s boss, CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner.

As CBS News reported Monday, security assessments fell behind and the website never had the required top-to-bottom tests.

Trenkle and two other CMS officials, including Chief Operating Officer Michelle Snyder, signed an unusual “risk acknowledgement” saying that the agency’s mitigation plan for rigorous monitoring and ongoing tests did “not reduce the (security) risk to the … system itself going into operation on October 1, 2013.”

If the GOP is still in business we’ll assume Mr. Trenkle will soon be testifying about this.

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7 Responses to “CBS Report: Obama So Far Has Stood By His Promise That “If You Have Insurance That You Like, Then You Will Be Able to Keep That Insurance””

  1. Cobalt Shiva on 8/08/13 at 9:47 am

    I understand the chocolate ration was increased from 20 grams to 10 grams this week.

  2. mkn on 8/08/13 at 10:13 am

    If he is still standing on the promise, he is standing on weak legs doubling down, ya gotta love it….

  3. George Pinckney on 8/08/13 at 10:20 am

    Much to be outraged about – I learned what “I guarantee it – period!!” meant when I was three years old. But I think in this tiny little case the journo was conveying that O is not repudiating, is trying to justify, is not admitting he did anything wrong in making that promise. Like… “he’s standing by his promise even though in reality it’s clearly being broken.”

  4. LukeinNE on 8/08/13 at 11:30 am

    I think the story is trying to say: “despite millions losing their insurance, Obama is refusing to admit his promises were all lies.”

    Certainly poor phrasing and punch-pulling on the part of the author, but I don’t interpret the article to be saying, “millions have lost their insurance but Obama kept his promise.”