There’s a reason that the Affordable Care Act was named such: it was purported to make health care more affordable for one and all. Cost and affordability was its entire raison d’être, and naysayers were either shouted down or called bold-faced liars.
But reality doesn’t much care about someone’s preferred talking points, and it was a foregone conclusion that costs for this legislative Golem-on-steroids were going to skyrocket far beyond the benign assurances of Obamacare’s most vocal proponents.
Tellingly, that hasn’t been just the opinion of various wild-eyed conservative pundits like yours truly, but also that of a living liberal saint in American political history:
“…and if your employer does offer health care, we’re gonna work with your employer to lower premiums by up to $2,500 per family per year…”
-(Barack Obama, repeated approximately 1.6 billion times)
This was NOT some minor aspect of the whole health care debate. It was a central, mantra-like selling point specifically designed to placate the country into believing the Affordable Care Act would be a huge cost benefit to one-and-all:
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UPDATE – 9-24-13:
Coming down to crunch time, and Cruz is starting his filibuster in the Senate. Take just a moment to read the following post, and refresh your memory on just how thrilled our loving overlords in DC were to be living under the same laws as us “commoners”.
I may be sick…
A few days ago, we had put up the following post:
“Typical: Congressional Leaders exempted their staffs from Obamacare…“
In it, we detailed how the staffs for both congressional and committee leadership were exempt from Obamacare, and how that was causing some consternation on Capitol Hill among everyone else’s staff.
Well, have no fear: Obama is here!!
From Politico, via Erika at HotAir:
The Office of Personnel Management, under heavy pressure from Capitol Hill, will issue a ruling that says the government can continue to make a contribution to the health care premiums of members of Congress and their aides, according to several Hill sources. …
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