The Obama administration is in full spin mode about Obamacare lies and failures. It seems Obama has told so many Obamacare lies he’s having a hard time keeping them straight anymore! Where’s TOTUS (teleprompter of the United States) when you need him!
“We will keep this promise to the American people. If you like your doctor you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare plan. Period.” - Barack Obama, June 15, 2009
“Nothing in our plan requires you to change what you have.” - Barack Obama, September 9, 2009
Hear it direct from Obama’s own lips:
Then, in 2010 the IRS and HHS passed regulations that virtually ensured all health care plans would NOT be grandfathered. Anybody who knows anything about health insurance can tell you plans change each year, often in response to regulation requirements at both the state and federal levels. The regulations were written so tightly that if health care plans changed in the slightest, they were no longer grandfathered.
Estimates are there are 19 million health care plans purchased mostly by individuals and small business owners, without the clout to purchase group plans. It appears nearly all of the 19 million individuals will lose their insurance. Most will be forced onto the new Obamacare exchanges, and so far reports are rampant of huge increases in premiums and deductibles.
Now Obama is trying to lie about his lies!
The Wall Street Journal is reporting Obama and his aides knew they were stretching the truth all along:
One former senior administration official said that as the law was being crafted by the White House and lawmakers, some White House policy advisers objected to the breadth of Mr. Obama’s “keep your plan” promise. They were overruled by political aides, the former official said.
Obamacare is rapidly turning into the train wreck many politicians on both sides of the aisle have warned about for years. Democratic Senator Max Bacchus, one of Obamacare’s chief architects, warned of the impending “huge train wreck.”
Recently, Senator Bauchus told a radio station:
“Let’s just see how much Humpty Dumpty can be fixed in the next month, and if it looks like Humpty Dumpty’s not getting better together then maybe we should start thinking about delaying the penalties,”
Unfortunately it appears Obama has ‘dug in his heals’ and no repeal or major changes are coming. Let’s see if Democrats in Congress are willing to follow Obama over the cliff during mid-terms next November.
Bob Quasius is the founder and president of Cafe Con Leche Republicans