Seriously, who could be surprised about this anymore?
(via National Review Online) – President Obama is going back on another chief promise he made regarding Obamacare. In a recent interview, he said that people may have to change their doctors because of the health-care law.
In 2009, during debate about the Affordable Care Act, the president claimed that, along with being able to keep your current plans, “if you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too.”
But in a WebMD interview that aired on Friday, President Obama reneged on that assurance. “For the average person, many folks who don’t have health insurance initially, they’re going to have to make some choices and they might end up having to switch doctors, in part because they’re saving money,” he said.
Video of the exchange is below:
I don’t know what ticks me off more: folks who reflexively impugn people of faith, or folks who deliberately misunderstand/misquote/misrepresent what people have said.
It’s probably a tie.
Which brings me to a recent conversation between MSNBC’s Al Sharpton and political analyst Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto:
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Tagged Al Sharpton, health insurance, insurance, Jesus, Michelle Bachmann, msnbc, Obamacare, Pre-Existing Conditions, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto
“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy“.
~Ernest Benn, New York Times Magazine, 1946
Much has been made of Obamacare’s jettisoning of health insurance Pre-Existing Conditions. I’m not referring to the level/type of care you can expect to receive, but rather the COST of the coverage itself.
So why don’t we take a closer look at that claim, shall we?
Let’s say you’re an intravenous drug-user, and HIV positive. All other factors being equal, will you pay more for health insurance coverage under Obamacare than you would otherwise?
Hmmm, … what about if you’re diagnosed with cancer?
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Tagged ACA, cigarette, health insurance, health insurance coverage, insurance, Obamacare, politics, Pre-Existing Conditions, smoking, surcharge
In our culture today, especially with Washington partisans trying to spin facts into opinions and opinions into falsehoods, I believe more than ever that we need to strongly remind everyone when we’re right about something.
Admittedly, we’re usually right about stuff here, but sometimes we’re even more right than normal.
Case in point: Obamacare. We’ve been doing our best Howard Beale impression when discussing it, forever. Yet even with the entire Tea Party and more than a few GOP members on our side, we were ignored.
Which is why I’m attaching a post I wrote waaaay back at the start of this year. You can decide for yourself if, in light of recent events, it was accurate or not.
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Tagged Affordable Care Act, Democrat, government, health insurance, insurance, Obama, Obamacare, politics, private health insurance, spending, unintended consequences
“The product is good. The health insurance that’s being provided is good.
It’s high quality, and it’s affordable. People can save money, significant money, by getting insurance that’s being provided through these marketplaces.” – (Pres. B. Obama, 10-21-13)
Is it just me, or was the President’s speech yesterday eerily reminiscent of another famously truth-challenged pitchman:
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Tagged ACA, Affordable Care Act, affordable health care, health care, health insurance, Joe Isuzu, Lies, Obama, Obamacare