Barney Frank: Obama ‘Lied’ About Health Plans

Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) slammed the administration’s ObamaCare rollout, calling President Obama’s claim that people could keep their insurance plans under the law a “lie.”

“The rollout was so bad, and I was appalled — I don’t understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on that on a weekly basis,” Frank said in an interview with the Huffington Post published Friday.

“But frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it,” he continued. “That wasn’t true. And you shouldn’t lie to people. And they just lied to people.”

Republicans have hammered the Obama administration over the botched HealthCare.gov rollout and for saying that consumers would be able to keep their health insurance plans if they liked them. Many people said their old policies had been cancelled because of the health law’s new requirements.