The Big Think

June 5, 2013


Filed under: Politics — jasony @ 2:30 pm

Obamacare breaks promises in California, and supporters would prefer you not point it out: “President Barack Obama and his supporters sold Obamacare as a plan to cover everyone while bringing down health insurance premiums and government health care spending. Anyone who expressed skepticism that the bill could offer more coverage to more people for less money or pointed out possible unintended consequences was maligned as a partisan liar. Now that it turns out, yes, more coverage for more people requires many people to pay more money, Obamacare supporters are simply asserting this is a great trade-off and they shouldn’t be held to the promises they made about Obamacare’s outcomes.

But the bill would never have come close to passing if it had been pitched as a giant overhaul of a system some most Americans were mostly happy with, imperfect though it was, to cover a sliver more people for a bunch more money. Hey, great trade-off! “

And let’s not forget:

“My plan begins by covering every American. If you already have health insurance, the only thing that will change for you under this plan is the amount of money you will spend on premiums. That will be less,”

Barack Obama

Not to mention:

“If you like your coverage, you can keep your coverage”

Barack Obama

“We have to pass it before we can find out what’s in it.”

Guess we’re finding out, huh?

Way to run the country.

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