WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — President Barack Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett tweeted Monday that the Affordable Care Act does not force Americans out of their current health insurance plans.
“FACT: Nothing in (hashtag)Obamacare forces people out of their health plans,” Jarrett posted on Twitter Monday night. “No change is required unless insurance companies change existing plans.”
FACT: Nothing in #Obamacare forces people out of their health plans. No change is required unless insurance companies change existing plans.
— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) October 29, 2013
The tweet came after an investigate report by NBC News revealed that the Obama administration knew millions of Americans would lose their health coverage under the president’s signature health care law.
According to CBS News, more than 2 million people have learned so far that they will not be allowed to keep their current policy because the plans do not meet the minimum standards of the law.
“What we’re seeing now is reality coming into play,” Larry Levitt, of the Kaiser Family Foundation, told CBS News.
Obama repeatedly said that Americans would not lose their health care plans under the Affordable Care Act. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney walked that line back during a briefing Monday.
“What the president said and what everybody said all along is that there are going to be changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act to create minimum standards of coverage,” Carney stated.
On Tuesday, Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner apologized before the House Ways and Means Committee for the glitches the HealthCare.gov website has experienced since it launched Oct. 1. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is expected to testify before Congress Wednesday while Obama is in Boston to promote the health care law.