In the fight to reform health care, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is doing everything in her power to discredit Republicans and the Trump administration. But Americans recently called her out for discrediting herself.
Pelosi said Thursday the GOP can’t advocate for health care reform without “misleading” Americans.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) September 21, 2017
What do Americans remember?
People who responded to Pelosi’s comment seemed to remember that she and other Democrats mislead Americans in 2009 and 2010 when passing their version of health care reform, the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare.”
For example, one of the biggest promises then-President Barack Obama and Democratic leadership made when passing the bill was that Americans would be able to keep their health care plan and doctor, and that their health insurance premiums wouldn’t increase.
However, millions of Americans have lost their pre-Obamacare health care plans, doctors and their premiums have skyrocketed. PolitiFact even named one of Obama’s promises the “lie of the year” in 2013.
And then of course, there’s Pelosi’s famous line where she said Obamacare must be passed before Americans can see what the bill made law.
Social media users were quick to refresh Pelosi’s mind on the history:
If anyone knows about misleading, its you @NancyPelosi
— Kevin M. Bennett (@realKevinBennet) September 22, 2017
Here is a fact. Obama care isn't failing it failed. I can't get even get bad coverage.
— Dave S (@daveshapiro67) September 22, 2017
Just because you dems lied about about obama care!
— J Williams (@flatbrok) September 21, 2017
"We have to pass the Law to read what's in the Bill." – Nancy Pelosi "You can keep your doctor…" – Obama
— Glen Woodfin (@GlenWoodfin) September 22, 2017
— Deplorable Taco Bowl (@VerumEstLiberta) September 21, 2017
You mean like the “we have to pass it to see what’s in it” kind of misleading?
— Infidel (@Striker0108) September 22, 2017
— pappy86us (@pappy86us) September 22, 2017