At his August 9 press conference, President Obama made this telling claim about his signature health-care law: Americans are “going to be able to . . . sign up for affordable, quality health insurance at a significantly cheaper rate than what they can get right now on the individual market.”
This assertion is telling for two reasons. First, it shows that Obama knows that public support for the law hinges on whether it lives up to its promise of making health care more affordable. Second, it is factually untrue — and you know you’re losing an argument when you have to say untrue things to defend it.