Tuesday, March 23, 2010

More LOLs in Obamacare Coverage

Politifact usually does a pretty good job of cutting through the political bullshit, but nestled in some rather dry (and perhaps debateable) statements about Obamacare was this nugget:

The vast majority of people will not see significant declines in premiums. When President Obama talks about premiums going down, he usually means they won't go up as much as they would otherwise.

Emphasis mine.

Erm, is this more political doublespeak? When does "premiums going down" mean "not going up as much as they would otherwise"?