“No matter how we reform health care, 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 health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”
Because of recent developments contrary to the promises in this quote, whoever said those words, it can be said of him that he was either wrong or lying; one or the other and nothing else.
Those developments are approximately, and only thus far, 1.5 million people having been dropped from their private health-insurance plans: 800,000 in New Jersey; 279,000 in California; 300,000 in Florida; 370,000 in Pennsylvania; 76,000 from D.C., Virginia, and Maryland; and these numbers are only rising.
If the man speaking the quote above were merely wrong, then, given these numbers, it suggests incompetence and/or ignorance; if he was lying, it suggests corruption. Whoever said those words, therefore, is either incompetent/ignorant, or corrupt.
The respective health-insurance companies that have dropped their customers from coverage have all cited Obamacare’s regulations as the reason. The Democrats who wrote the health-care bill knew this would happen; it was designed to happen. They’re not incompetent, they’re not ignorant; they are corrupt.
The man quoted at the beginning of this was President Obama on June 15, 2009, being Car Salesman in Chief, speaking to the American Medical Association as part of his desperate efforts to sell America a product in which most of them had no interest.
House Whip Steny Hoyer, Democrat, admitted yesterday that he and his fellow Democrats knew all along that some people would be dropped from their private health plans.
And as NBCNews.com writes, “The White House does not dispute that many in the individual market will lose their current coverage, but argues they will be offered better coverage in its place….”
This does not negate the fact that the administration, along with the whole of the Democrats in Congress, lied to us. Arguing that we’ll lose our plans but get “better” coverage in their place does not excuse their lies. “Better” according to whom? Why do they get to tell us what is better for us? “You may like your old plan, but, according to our own standards, ours is better, so you’re going to buy ours. Deal with it.”
Here’s a wonderful compilation video of the President repeating the same lie (if you like your health insurance, you can keep it, period) throughout his presidency.