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Obama Re-Writes His ‘Can Keep Your Plan’ Vow

From the Daily Caller:

Obama denies ‘you can keep it’ videotaped promises

By Neil Munro | November 5, 2013

President Barack Obama told his enthusiastic supporters Monday night that he never promised what video recordings show him promising at least 29 times. The videos show Obama promising 300 million Americans that “if you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan, period.”

But that’s not what he really said, Obama announced Monday in a speech to about 60 Organizing for Action supporters. Those supporters, including some in fancy dress listened to the president at Decanter, the restaurant inside the St. Regis hotel.

Remember, OFA is a ‘grassroots’ organization. (The St. Regis is one of the swankiest hotels in DC.)

“What we said was you could keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law was passed,” he told Obamacare’s political beneficiaries and contractors. That claim is not supported by his videotaped statements, which don’t include any mention of his new “if it hasn’t changed” exception.

But the newly-revealed exception is justified by a higher-priority promise in Obamacare, Obama declared.

“If we had allowed these old plans [to continue]… then we would have broken an even more important promise — making sure that Americans gain access to health care that doesn’t leave them one illness away from financial ruin,” he announced.

“So the bottom line is, is that we are making the insurance market better for everybody,” he declared, prompting loud applause by supporters eager to ignore his three years of fraudulent statements.

Tell that to Edie Littlefield Sundby.

Obama’s higher promise is now causing the cancelation of insurance policies chosen by at least 3.5 million Americans.

The cancellations are spreading from the individual market to the small-group market. For example, Kentucky’s Department of Insurance has reported that 150,000 people in small-group plans — typically created for employees of small companies — are losing their insurance.

In other words, these are not individual plans that are being cancelled. These are employer plans.

Obama urged his supporters to counter the political effect of the many cancellations by highlighting good-news stories, and by reassuring people who have lost their insurance that they can buy new Obamacare-compliant policies…

“People are acting like this is some new phenomenon… every year there was churn in this individual market” before the law was passed, he complained…

This is yet another lie. Whatever ‘churn’ there is in the individual market is all one sided. It is from people dropping their plans because they have gotten a job that offers them employer coverage. It’s not insurance companies cancelling individual policies. There is no profit in doing that.

But Americans’ complaints are subordinate to his political goals, he suggested. “We decided we need to build something better, no matter how hard it is,” he declared.

Under that better progressive-managed system, some people’s health-care costs are going to jump, but it will be good for them, Obama said…

Again, tell that to Ms. Sundby, who said in her Wall Street Journal op-ed:

Since March 2007 United Healthcare has paid $1.2 million to help keep me alive, and it has never once questioned any treatment or procedure recommended by my medical team. The company pays a fair price to the doctors and hospitals, on time, and is responsive to the emergency treatment requirements of late-stage cancer. Its caring people in the claims office have been readily available to talk to me and my providers.

That is what Obama calls the evil past, with ‘substandard’ coverage from ‘bad apple’ insurers.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Obama Re-Writes His ‘Can Keep Your Plan’ Vow”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Sadly, even millions losing their coverage and being forced into more expensive, less adequate plans via the exchanges will not sway the national socialist machine.

    In their private meetings, they say “We CAN’T stop now!”

    So it’s full speed ahead, damn the torpedoes, damn the icebergs, damn the Goldbergs and to hell with the Coast Guard. We have a mission, dammit!

    And that mission is socialism. A people put under the thumb of the government and if you want to be safe in the future, get a government job, which is what the illegals and minorities are doing. My endocrinologist from India saw the handwriting on the wall and quit her partnership in private practice and got a job in the teaching hospital next door. She KNOWS government-run healthcare. She KNOWS what the government is going to do so she elected to get in early on the socialist structure and pecking order to protect herself.

    But for an average schmoe like me, it’s all very sickening. Very.

  2. Helena says:

    Serpentine, Barack! Serpentine!

  3. Petronius says:

    Sweet jumping Jehoshaphat.

    They have no shame.

    These are the kind of lies you might hear from naughty little children who come from bad homes.

    “You didn’t make that promise. Somebody else made that happen.”

    God help us all.

  4. captstubby says:

    “Obama Re-Writes His ..”

    a few words on history.

    Lord Acton.(John Dalberg)
    The Study of History
    1895
    “English Liberal historian and moralist, the first great modern philosopher of resistance to the state, whether its form be authoritarian, democratic, or socialist. A comment that he wrote in a letter, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,”
    Encyclopædia Britannica

    “ADVICE TO PERSONS ABOUT TO WRITE HISTORY — DON’T”
    In the Moral Sciences Prejudice is Dishonesty.
    A Historian has to fight against temptations special to his mode of life, temptations from Country, Class, Church, College, Party, Authority of talents, solicitation of friends.
    The most respectable of these influences are the most dangerous.
    The historian who neglects to root them out is exactly like a juror who votes according to his personal likes or dislikes.
    In judging men and things Ethics go before Dogma, Politics or Nationality. The Ethics of History cannot be denominational.
    I exhort you never to debase the moral currency or to lower the standard of rectitude, but to try others by the final maxim that governs your own lives, and to suffer no man and no cause to escape the undying penalty which history has the power to inflict on wrong. The plea in extenuation of guilt and mitigation of punishment is perpetual. At every step we are met by arguments which go to excuse, to palliate, to confound right and wrong, and reduce the just man to the level of the reprobate. The men who plot to baffle and resist us are, first of all, those who made history what it has become. They set up the principle that only a foolish Conservative judges the present time with the ideas of the past; that only a foolish Liberal judges the past with the ideas of the present.
    Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.

  5. GetBackJack says:

    Harry Reid is holding on to his heart four sizes too small …


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