While President Nobama lied about regular Americans being able to keep their health care coverage, insurance and doctors they like, it seems many others were also gorging on the Kool-Aid. Below is a small collection of quotes foisted upon the American public prior to the AHA’s passage.
9/17/07 – “You can keep the doctors you know and trust. You keep the insurance you have, if you like it.” – Hillary Clinton (D)
6/10/09 – “If you like what you have today, that will be what you have when this legislation is passed.” – Sen. Patty Murray (D)
7/27/09 – “If you have a doctor now, you got a medical professional you want, you get to keep that. If you have an insurance program or a healthcare policy you want, the idea is to make sure you keep it.” – Sen. Mark Begich (D)
7/30/09 – “I like what I have. Will you please leave me alone. And the answer is ‘yes’. In fact, we guarantee it.” – Sen. Dick Durbin (D)
8/03/09 – “In fact one of our core principles is if you like healthcare you have, you can keep it.” – Sen. Harry Reid (D)
9/23/09 – “People who like their insurance and their doctors keep them.” Sen. Kay Hagan (D)
12/22/09 – “Those individuals who like the coverage they already have will be able to keep their current plan.” Sen. Mary Landrieu (D)
The kicker is what Nobama said on 11/14/13 as he was caught in his lie which can be summarized:
“It is very important to remember that I’m not the only one who promised you could keep your health care plan if you liked it. Congress promised it too.”
So far approximately 5,000,000 Americans have already lost their plans while, at best, under 200,000 have signed up for the new plans (although not through the impotent web site). And while I’m not a mathematician, that seems like one step forward and 10 steps back. All of this for 15% of Americans that did not have healthcare coverage while 85% of Americans were covered.
Am I the only one here who thinks that none of this makes sense?
…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net