White House spokesman Jay Carney responded yesterday to the recognition accorded President Obama by his friends at PolitiFact for the lie of the year (“If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan”):
As you know, the President in an interview earlier this fall took this question head on and expressed his concern for those individuals, those Americans who received cancellation notices and were potentially adversely impacted by or affected by that and took action to encourage states and state insurance commissioners to allow those who wanted to stay on existing plans to stay on them longer. So I think he’s, in a very honest way, addressed this question. You know, end-of-the-year categorizations like that are always fun, even when they don’t jive [sic] with past characterizations of the very same statement. But, we’re focused on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Slightly edited from the RCP transcription, where the video is posted.