“One of Most Famous” Pledges of Obama Presidency Is a Whopper

October 31, 2013

“President Obama went too far in his repeated pledge, which, after all, is one of the most famous statements of his presidency. The president’s promise apparently came with a very large caveat: ‘If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan — if we deem it to be adequate.’ … Four pinocchios.” (Washington Post Fact Checker)

“The president’s original promise was so ironclad and repeated so often that any explanation now sounds like dissembling.” (Slate)
“…about half of the roughly 600,000 people in Kentucky’s private insurance market will have their current insurance plans discontinued by the end of next year.” (CNN)

“…nearly one million Californians may see their health insurance plans disappear when the Affordable Care Act kicks in.” (KPIX)

“…those healthcare plans are often more expensive than the plans being cancelled.” (The Hill)

“‘You used to be able to choose what to get based on what you need and what you can afford, including a high deductible,’ DeLashmutt said. ‘Let me manage my own risk. Those people in Washington, D.C., shouldn’t get to make that decision for me.’” (Reuters)

WATCH: “The $82 a month they paid for health coverage was doable. ‘My husband and I were getting perfectly fine coverage, we both have pre-existing conditions, we had the things covered that we needed covered.’ … [now] ‘Our premium would be $497 a month, and that’s not exactly in our price range.’” (WEAR)

“Tom Luebchow, a 54-year-old small-business owner in Winston-Salem, N.C., received a letter from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina telling him his individual health plan would be canceled and that the cost of coverage for his family would more than triple—to over $1,000 a month.” (Wall Street Journal)

“The Obama administration was given stark warnings just one month before launch that the federal healthcare site was not ready to go live…” (CNN)

“None of this is an accident. It is the deliberate result of the liberal demand that everyone have essentially the same coverage and that government must dictate what that coverage is and how much it costs.” (Wall Street Journal)

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