Nancy Pelosi says GOP only ‘misleads’ Americans on health care reform — then she gets hit with facts

Nancy Pelosi says GOP only ‘misleads’ Americans on health care reform — then she gets hit with facts
Nancy Pelosi says GOP only "misleading" Americans on health care reform, but Americans remind her of the facts of history. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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.

What happened?

Pelosi said Thursday the GOP can’t advocate for health care reform without “misleading” Americans.

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:

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