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Obama-Care Has Not Helped Anyone Yet

From the Obama-trons at the Associated Press:

Obama says health care law already helps millions

By Charles Babington, Associated Press Writer Sat May 8

WASHINGTON – The new health care law already is helping millions of people through tax breaks for small businesses and assistance for families with young adults, President Barack Obama said Saturday.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama promoted his top domestic priority, which passed Congress with no Republican votes and continues to stir strong emotions nationwide. He acknowledged that many provisions will not take effect for years. But he said others are doing some families good now.

Some 4 million small-business owners and organizations have been told of a possible health care tax cut this year, Obama said.

“A possible health care tax cut.” It hasn’t happened yet.

On June 15, some older people with high prescription drug costs will receive $250 to help fill a gap in Medicare’s pharmaceutical benefits.

This is not something that was in the healthcare bill that the Democrats rammed through. And it hasn’t happened yet.

"Already we are seeing a health care system that holds insurance companies more accountable and gives consumers more control," the president said.

Obama said Anthem Blue Cross dropped a proposed 39 percent premium increase on Californians after his administration demanded an explanation. He said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wrote to all states "urging them to investigate other rate hikes and stop insurance companies from gaming the system."

A new federal agency will provide grants to states with the best oversight programs, Obama said.

But that hasn’t happened yet. So it is a lie to claim that the new healthcare law has already had an affect on lowering health insurance premiums.

In truth, it has had the opposite affect.

His administration also is drafting a "patients’ bill of rights" to give consumers information about their health care choices and rights, he said.

But it hasn’t happened yet, and it wasn’t in the original healthcare reform bill.

As of September, Obama said, "the new health care law prohibits insurance companies from dropping people’s coverage when they get sick and need it most."

Again, this hasn’t happened yet.

He said his administration will urge large employers to follow several insurance companies’ example of allowing people under 26 to stay on their parents’ employer-provided health insurance plans starting this summer, rather than having to wait until September or later.

"Ultimately, we’ll have a system that provides more control for consumers, more accountability for insurance companies and more affordable choices for uninsured Americans," Obama said…

But it hasn’t happened yet.

So there is no one thing cited in this article to justify Mr. Obama’s claim or the headline – that his health care law is already helping millions.

They are simply shameless liars.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, May 8th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Obama-Care Has Not Helped Anyone Yet”

  1. TwilightZoned says:

    That’s the same facial expression I have every time I hear Barry’s voice. You know, that nauseated one just before vomiting.

    • Mithrandir says:

      I know. Obama and Barney Frank suffer from the same problem: You can’t focus on what they are saying, because they are so annoying!

      I can’t for the life of me get past Frank’s thin-lipped gay lisp when he’s talking.

      I can’t get past Obama’s pompous court-holding every time he speaks. He’s been conditioned his whole life to think he is great and is the product of: 1. Lionization of minorities to the point of them being conceited. 2. The elimination of any criticism of minorities.

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