Eric Cantor's office asked PolitiFact Virginia to reconsider his 2012 statement that because of the health care act, "The people who have health care and like it in this county are not going to be able to keep what they have." His staff noted that noted that PolitiFact awarded its 2013 "Lie of the Year" to Obama for saying, "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it." So we examined whether the rulings on the statements by Obama and Cantor are inconsistent. We found that both Obama and Cantor made overly broad statements. Last fall, the president finally rescinded his claim that the health law allowed everyone who liked their insurance to keep it. But that didn’t legitimize Cantor’s opposite claim that because of Obamacare, "The people who have health care and like it in this country are not going to be able to keep what they have." In mid-2012, we rated Cantor’s sweeping statement Mostly False. That ruling still holds up today.
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