CNN Ignores Report That Obama Admin Knew Millions Would Lose Employer Insurance Under ObamaCare

CNN has ignored a CBS report that back in 2010, the Obama administration knew ObamaCare would force an estimated 14 million workers off their employer-provided insurance.

Despite not reporting this big news, CNN stretched to pick out a "silver lining" for the troubled law on Wednesday. "So there's a potential silver lining here," chief national correspondent John King said of poll numbers showing a majority of Americans think the law's problems will "eventually be solved" and it's "too soon to tell" if the law is a failure.

CBS reported on Tuesday that, according to a 2010 document from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, "Obamacare would 'collectively reduce the number of people with employer-sponsored health coverage by about 14 million.'" This contradicts the President's repeated promises that Americans could keep their insurance under his law.

While CNN ignored this news, New Day co-host Kate Bolduan bent over backwards to find good news for the White House – the ObamaCare poll numbers haven't gotten much worse during the law's disastrous rollout.

"And also the top line polls that we were talking about, the fact that they've stayed pretty steady in terms of opposition or support over the past few months, is that also kind of seen as good news for the administration that despite the negative headline after negative headline, and the botched rollout -- the support, they haven't lost more support," Bolduan offered.

King shot that optimism down. "I would say it's less bad news for the administration. I wouldn't call it, not so much good news for the administration," he asserted.

Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro was a News Analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division from 2010 through early 2014