Friday fact-check: ACA spin leaves Obama with singed pants

11/7/2013 | PolitiFact.com (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

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President Barack Obama earns a "pants on fire" rating from PolitiFact's researchers over his attempt to walk back his prior inaccurate claim that current health care subscribers would be able to keep their plans. Obama's revised version of the statement added the caveat that a plan could be kept "if it hasn't changed since the law passed" -- a significant tweak, critics say. "President Barack Obama's attempt at explanation has only fanned the flames of controversy," writes Louis Jacobson.

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