Obama still continues to lie about what he said and when he said it concerning health care law
by Larry Simons
November 5, 2013
It's official. Obama's Affordable Health Care Act is now officially a conspiracy against the American people to force them off of their private health care plans and to accept government-run health care.
It all makes sense now. Between 2009-2012, Obama goes in front of the American people on numerous occasions and promises that already-insured Americans will keep their health care plans if they like them. This keeps the insured at bay, along with the promise to the uninsured that insurance will now be "affordable". The ACA is signed into law on March 23, 2010 to much fanfare from Democrats, Obama supporters and uninsured Americans.
On numerous occasions after the law is passed, Obama still stands before audiences and assures Americans that "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan". October 1, 2013 arrives and Americans begin enrolling in Obamacare on the healthcare.gov website, only to find the website is not working and hardly anyone is able to actually enroll.
The furor begins over the website and the law itself as millions of people across the country begin getting cancellation notices in the mail that their insurance is "substandard" and does not meet ACA guidelines. It is then discovered by several news sources that IRS documents and the Federal Register from 2010 indicated that the federal government knew that a high percentage of Americans were going to lose their health care plans.
In the midst of the chaos, Obama begins making public speeches about the horrendous start of Obamacare. He lies again and tells crowds that he and his administration had said all along that people could keep their plans and doctors "until Obamacare became law" and that people would probably have to upgrade to more comprehensive insurance plans once the law passed.
Of course, the well-informed know damned well that Obama or the administration said no such thing pertaining to people having to upgrade their plans. Obama said repeatedly that if people liked their plans, they could keep them, period.
Here is a brief rundown of nearly all the occasions Obama stated this:
Obama lies again yesterday at the Organizing for America summit in Washington, D.C. stating:
"If you had or have one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really like that plan, what we said was, you could keep it… if it hasn’t changed since the law’s passed.”
I challenge anyone...anyone to find me video footage of Obama saying, "if it hasn't changed since the law's passed." It doesn't even make sense for Obama to suggest that the law being passed would have anything to do with a change in plan, because him telling people "you can keep it if you like it" ONLY makes sense AFTER the bill became law. Of course no plan would change BEFORE the law was passed! Why would it?
And what does he mean by "if it hasn't changed since the law's passed" anyway? One, this is what the uproar is all about. People who have had coverage before the ACA became law are getting cancellations in the mail! Two, why would anyone change their plan that was supposed to be grandfathered in, knowing that if they changed it, it would not be grandfathered in? Plus, Obama is playing word games here. He is attempting to deceive us all by interchanging the word "changed" with the words "met the new ACA guidelines". So, Obama, in essence, is saying now, "You can keep your plan if it meets the new ACA guidelines", but millions of plans do not, hence the health care cancellations, hence the anger.
"So we wrote into the Affordable Care Act, you're grandfathered in on that plan, but if the insurance company changes it, then what we’re saying is they’ve got to change it to a higher standard. They’ve got to make it better. They’ve got to improve the quality of the plan that they’re selling.”
Once again, I challenge anyone to find me video footage of Obama saying, "but if the insurance company changes it, then what we’re saying is they’ve got to change it to a higher standard. They’ve got to make it better. They’ve got to improve the quality of the plan that they’re selling.”
It would be futile. No footage exists of Obama saying such a thing. But I do have video footage of Obama saying the complete opposite.
Obama, during the Health Care Summit on February 25, 2010 said this:
"Actually, any insurance that you currently have would be grandfathered in so you could keep it. So you could decide not to get in the exchange the better plan. I could keep my Acme Insurance, just a high deductible catastrophic plan. I would not be required to get the better one."
Here is the clip of him saying it [at 55 seconds into the clip]
Somehow they knew that most of the uninsured would either end up paying the fine [for not enrolling] or enroll into the cheapest Obamacare plan. Either way, the program could not possibly raise enough revenue to make it work. This is where insured Americans come into the picture. It would be the already-insured who would fund this program. This is why Obama lied about it, plain and simple.
If I have made the wrong conclusion, tell me why the following has not occurred:
1. Why hasn't Obama, White House officials or any liberal/left-wing news outlet provided video footage of Obama stating what he is telling people now, that he has "said all along" that the already insured would have to upgrade their plans once the ACA became law?
2. Why hasn't Obama fired anyone over this? Obama cannot even claim that he "didn't know" about his own law or IRS documents stating that most people would lose their plans, because if the very people whose job it was to inform the president on these matters failed to do so, how can they still be employed over the failure to disclose information that made their boss look like a babbling idiot and colossal liar? By refusing to fire anyone, he is protecting them. Why? Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is still employed. Case closed. It's clear that Obama knew that many would lose their plans.
3. If this is not a conspiracy, why does any part of this law require a mandate? Think about it. If Obamacare is this wonderful law we were all told it is, why does it have to be forced? Can you think of any great product in America that everyone loves that is forced on them to purchase? "No" is the obvious answer. Yet, the health care law is forced and it was sold to the American people under false pretenses. This alone should make the law invalid.
Obama also lied about the number of people this would affect. He told everyone 5% would be affected. 5% of 250 million is nearly 13 million people. The IRS document from 2010 states, as well as within the Federal register, that up to 67% would lose their plans in three years. I have never been a math whiz, but I know 67% is a tad more than 5%.
Here is the portion of the Federal register that indicates the federal government knew policies would be dropped. [click to enlarge]
Christopher Conover, a research scholar in the Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research at Duke University stated in a recent interview that 68% of Americans with private health insurance will not be able to keep their plan if Obamacare is fully implemented.
"....I estimate that if Obamacare is fully implemented, at least 129 million (68 percent) will not be able to keep their previous health care plan either because they already have lost or will lose that coverage by the end of 2014....But of these, ‘only’ 18 to 50 million will literally lose coverage, i.e., have their plans entirely taken away. This includes 9.2-15.4 million in the non-group market and 9-35 million in the employer-based market. The rest will retain their old plans but have to pay higher rates for Obamacare-mandated bells and whistles.”
This is a full-blown, certified conspiracy against the American people. The complete destruction of the health care system, one-fifth of the country's economy was the agenda all along. As with any other conspiracy that involves all-out assaults on the individual freedoms of American citizens, it usually includes colossal lies and more lies to cover up the others, government officials who have committed fireable offenses, only to keep their jobs [and sometimes get promotions], the government growing even more enormous and quite often includes the passage of an unconstitutional law that strips away Americans' civil liberties.
Obamacare qualifies on all counts.