Obamacare Failed Promises
It's one thing for Obamacare to fail, as many conservatives expect and we are currently witnessing. It's another to be lied to by Barack Obama, his administration and Democrats in Washington. This gap between what we were promised and reality will haunt Democrats in the 2014 election because the American people no longer feel the Democrats can be trusted.
Let's go through some of the lies we've been fed throughout the years related to healthcare:
Lie #1: "If you like your plan, you can keep it."
This lie has been perpetrated for years and continues to be said by Obama and his administration to this day. They knew Americans would lose their current coverage, affecting millions of people, and yet they went forward nonetheless. This shows that they are not really serious about the effects on the American people but are driven by an ideological pursuit of big-government, socialized medicine. Amazingly, the administration seems to have been caught flat-footed by deluge of stories showing how millions of people are losing coverage. It's as if they didn't believe it would actually happen or they believed the American people would just roll over and accept it, assuming the Obama-mania media would be reluctant to report on it. Well they assumed incorrectly. Can't the American people decide for themselves what kind of coverage they need and what is "substandard" for their own family? As Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn said yesterday, some people drink out o f red solo cups and some out of crystal stemware. Either way you are achieving the same result but how you do it is up to the individual and not the government.
Lie #2: "The Obamacare website will be user-friendly"
Easy and user-friendly are about the last words I would use to describe Healthcare.gov. You'd be hard-pressed to even use the word "functioning." You can choose to believe the president when we are told he was unaware that the roll-out of his health exchange would be a disaster, but that doesn't change the fact that it has been an unmitigated disaster. Obama's speech writers clearly were not informed of the impending train wreck headed their way, leading Obama to look foolish when making such lofty comparisons to private companies.
Lie #3: Obamacare will cut the cost of a typical family's premium
The actual name of the law - the Affordable Care Act - is a joke. For a vast majority of Americans, premium prices are skyrocketing. The Heritage Foundation has concluded that health insurance costs will be higher in 45 out of the 50 states. At least 10 states will see prices double for people over the age of 27. Day after day we've seen stories about those who are truly experiencing sticker shock.
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