Like Obama, Biden Promised to Let Americans Keep Their Health Plans. Is He Gearing Up to Break That Promise?

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It is perhaps the most well-known blunder in American health care politics in the 21st century: “If you like the plan you have, you can keep it.” Yet, just a few years after President Obama uttered those infamous words, millions of Americans found themselves forced off the very health plans they were assured that they could keep.

President Biden repeated the same claim on the campaign trail, promising voters, “If you like your plan, you can keep it.” But already, it seems like he’s gearing up to repeat Obama’s mistake by breaking the very same promise.

In his second week in office, President Biden signed a wide-sweeping Executive Order relating to health care which included a directive for federal agencies to reconsider certain health care policies including those that, allegedly, “undermine the Health Insurance Marketplace or other markets for health insurance,” and “undermine protections for people with pre-existing conditions.”