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White House knew ObamaCare claims were false

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WHITE HOUSE KNEW OBAMACARE CLAIMS WERE FALSE - Even as President Obama was assuring voters in the 2012 election that “you will keep your health insurance” under ObamaCare, the White House knew that between 40 percent and 67 percent of individual policy holders were going to lose their coverage under the law now moving toward final implementation. An NBC News investigation revealed that Obama officials were already forecasting 7 million people would lose their insurance under the president’s plan, even as Obama was reassuring voters nervous about their coverage under his law. As Megyn Kelly reported on “The Kelly File,” an IRS regulation pushed by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2010 outlined the massive disruptions.

[Watch Fox: Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the responsible for the new heath-insurance entitlement, will face the House Ways and Means Committee this morning.]

Time to come clean? - With another wave of insurers expected to announce today that they are dumping customers, pressure is growing on the White House to come clean about the president’s misleading claims. Press Secretary Jay Carney was forced to admit for first time under questioning by Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry on Monday that Americans were losing coverage under the law. But the fact that senior officials projected the cancellations even as Obama was claiming otherwise will force the administration to change its talking points yet again. The question now on the dumped insurance is like so many other administration scandals: When did the president find out his claims were untrue?

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