- It will “bend the Cost Curve down…” — Umm, no, it doesn’t.
- “If you like your doctor, you can KEEP your doctor…” — Unless you can’t, of course. See, there’s already a shortage of physicians, and more and more doctors are deciding to just pack it in, rather than deal with the worsening governmental nightmare. Of course, the term “doctor” may be somewhat nebulous in the future, as well.
- “If you like your Insurance Plan, you can KEEP your Insurance Plan…” — Again, that depends: do you buy your insurance yourself, rather than through your employer? Do you own a Small Business? If so, then NO, you likely can’t keep your existing plan. Sorry ’bout that…
- “Your Healthcare will be better…” — That was always laughable, since adding millions of people to the ranks of the insured doesn’t add a proportionate number of doctors (see “If You Like Your Doctor” above…). Your care can’t be better when the same number (or fewer) doctors are attempting to care for tens of millions more patients.
But the one constant which we heard throughout all of the discussions was: “if you oppose Obamacare, you’re racist“.