Rubio: ObamaCare is 'built on a foundation of lies'

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Monday blasted ObamaCare as having been “built on a foundation of lies.”

“This week we learned that … people are, in fact, losing their health plans, and that President Obama’s administration has known this fact for over three years,” Rubio said in his weekly address to constituents. “In essence, ObamaCare’s passage was built on a foundation of lies and promises that simply can’t be delivered.”

The Obama administration has struggled to defend President Obama’s claims that people could keep their old health insurance under ObamaCare as thousands of people receive notifications that their insurance companies are dropping their plans.

“You have people out there … they were happy with their plan,” Rubio continued. “It wasn’t perfect. It didn’t have everything. But it was what they could afford, and it was OK and good for them. And they were told that they would be able to keep that, but the Obama administration knew all along that wasn’t true.

"This is not an unintended consequence. This was an intended consequence. And yet, they were going around telling people that they would not lose their coverage despite knowing that between 50 and 70 percent of people who get insurance from the individual marketplace would lose their coverage.”

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