White House Denies NBC Scoop

    The White House is seen from the south side October 29, 2008 in Washington, DC. Democrat Barack Obama geared up today to deliver a presidential-style address to the nation on the final stretch of his duel for the White House against John McCain. Upping the pace to an intense new level six days before next Tuesday's election, Obama was to hold his first joint rally with former president Bill Clinton at a midnight event in Orlando, Florida.AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)


    Watch your back, Brian Williams—the White House is not happy with NBC News. The White House pushed back Tuesday against an NBC report that three-quarters of people who bought insurance independently would have to switch plans—and that the Obama administration knew about it. “NBC ‘scoop’ cites ‘normal turnover in the indiv insurance market.’ That’s a) not new b) not caused by #ACA c) the problem #ACA will solve,” tweeted deputy press secretary John Earnest. According to the NBC report, 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million people who purchased their insurance individually would have to change plans, although President Obama has insisted nobody would have to switch plans if they didn’t want to. Senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer tweeted that the report was “misleading.”

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