"The president never said you were going to have unlimited choice of any doctor in the country you want… But look, if you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that. It’s a matter of choice. … The issue isn’t the selective networks… People are going to have a choice of whether they want to pay a certain amount for a selective network, or pay more for a broader network. They get that choice."
That's Ezekiel Emanuel, bioethicist, architect of the Affordable Care Act, trying to explain what "the president never said".
You can tell a lie by omission,
attaching a secret condition,
but it doesn't make the deceit
But, he knows all that, right? Wikipedia describes him as a specialist in bioethics - medical ethics.
So this must have been one of those noble lies,
an end-justifies-the means surprise!
- The Bioethicist Explains "You Can Keep Your Doctor"