At Tuesday’s town hall meeting on health insurance reform at Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, President Obama falsely claimed the AARP endorsed Obamacare. That is another Obama falsehood, one the AARP denies.
In his opening remarks Obama said, “We have the AARP on board because they know this is a good deal for our seniors.” In response to a question from a women concerned about losing her Medicare supplement if something happens to her husband, Obama said, “AARP would not be endorsing a bill if it was undermining Medicare, okay?”:
You can watch the video here.
Well, first of all, another myth that we’ve been hearing about is this notion that somehow we’re going to be cutting your Medicare benefits. We are not. AARP would not be endorsing a bill if it was undermining Medicare, okay? So I just want seniors to be clear about this, because if you look at the polling, it turns out seniors are the ones who are most worried about health care reform. And that’s understandable, because they use a lot of care, they’ve got Medicare, and it’s already hard for a lot of people even on Medicare because of the supplements and all the other costs out of pocket that they’re still paying.
The AARP has not endorsed any health care plan that is currently being considered by Congress.
Obama’s false claim of an AARP endorsement caused the AARP issue a denial:
“While the President was correct that AARP will not endorse a health care reform bill that would reduce Medicare benefits, indications that we have endorsed any of the major health care reform bills currently under consideration in Congress are inaccurate.”
Counting his whopper that he has not said he was a “single payer supporter,” that’s two lies in one town hall meeting. What else is Obama lying about? Obama cannot expect the American people to believe anything he says about Obamacare when the record shows he is not telling the truth.