By Jonathan Easley - 12/13/13 02:25 PM EST
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday dodged a question about how President Obama’s pledge that ‘if you like your plan you can keep it’ earned the “Lie of the Year” award from political fact-checking organization Politifact.
Sebelius first sought to diminish the importance of the promise, saying that it didn’t affect “the vast majority of Americans in the health insurance market” and that the administration had offered a work-around.
However, Sebelius later ignored two questions about whether she thought the claim was a lie.
Millions of people have been told by their insurers that their plans will be canceled because they do not meet minimum standards of the Affordable Care Act, despite Obama’s promises that any one who liked their plan could keep it.