And folks, the opponents of my plan are trying to scare you. But if you like your health insurance the way it is, and if I like your health insurance the way it is, then you can keep it.
Seriously, this is how Jay Carney explains it
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday said President Obama's claim that all Americans could keep their health insurance plans under the new health law deserved a “fuller explanation,” acknowledging millions of consumers would not keep their current coverage.
After the passage of Obamacare, the president has repeatedly insisted that if any individual likes their health care plan, they could “keep it.”
Carney on Tuesday added a crucial caveat to that promise, saying Americans could keep their insurance if the plan is “still available.”
This is absolutely absurd. The whole meaning of the "If you like your health insurance..." promise was that the government would not ban your current policy, that the program was simply about adding options for the uninsured, not reducing options for the insured. Now Carney was saying, as if we all should have known, that what Obama meant was that you can keep your policy as long as we don't ban it.