Mika Brzezinski channeled the frustration of many liberals this morning when she gave what has to be the best reaction yet to New York Magazine’s supercut of President Obama telling Americans that if they like their current health care plan they can keep it.
Joe Scarborough set up the clip, in which the president says repeatedly over the course of four years that under the Affordable Care Act people who already have health insurance and want to keep their plans will be able to. As we have learned over the last few weeks, insurance companies have been terminating plans that don’t measure up to the Obamacare standards. Whether this development is the fault of the Obama Administration or the insurance industry is up for debate, but the reality is that Obama’s definitive statement is proving to be false.
Here’s how Brzezinski reacted once the montage ended, much to surprise of her co-host and guests:
Even Chris Matthews couldn’t defend the president’s promises about keeping health care plans, but later in the segment Ezekiel Emanuel argued that it was the insurance companies, not President Obama who should take the blame for the contradiction. “The law did not kick anyone off their plan, the law did not say you have to cancel those plans,” he said. “Who’s making that change? The insurance companies.”
Watch video below, via MSNBC:
[photo via screengrab]
Have a tip we should know? firstname.lastname@example.org