A blog post by the Washington Post's Erik Wemple on Tuesday highlighted a discrepancy in a recent misleading interview on CBS involving yet another Obamacare horror story. In the interview, CBS' Jan Crawford spoke with 56-year-old Dianne Barrette who said that Obamacare was forcing her to drop her current insurance plan and face huge cost increases.
Fox News host Greta Van Susteren then interviewed the same woman on Tuesday, but this time Barrette's story sounded slightly different. Both Fox News and CBS' interviews come during a time of increased public dissatisfaction as many Americans are now being told that their insurance companies are canceling their coverage, even after President Obama originally said that they would be able to keep their current plans under Obamacare.
But Susteren's interview with Barrette still pointed out a few things right away that CBS left out, including noting that Barrette's current plan offered her very minimal coverage and that her cost increases would not be nearly as high as she had claimed.
“Your $54 a month policy is a pretty, you know, bare bones policy," Susteren said. "Why do you want to keep that one, except for the price? Maybe you can get something better with a subsidy?”
Barrette admitted that she was still "confused" about the terms of her plan.
"Your policy is like, you know, if you are walking across the street and someone runs a red light, you are in deep trouble under your existing policy," Susteren said.
"That is true," Barrette responded.
Susteren then suggested that Barrette might want to look into a "different policy" that was cheaper but offered her greater benefits, to which Barrette responded, "That is something I would like to look into.”
Watch the video for the full interview.