Thursday, October 31, 2013

(Related update): What, Obama lied to the American People in order to sell Obamacare? No way. Except way.

Related update:  Covering a report from Forbes, Newsbusters notes that the Obama White House expected tens of millions of Americans would lose their insurance all the while claiming otherwise:
As we found out from Lisa Myers' report Monday, the administration predicted that between 47 and 60 percent of individually-purchased policies would be cancelled under ObamaCare.
Forbes did the math to calculate a total:
51 percent of the employer-based market plus 53.5 percent of the non-group market (the middle of the administration’s range) amounts to 93 million Americans.
What this means is that not only did Obama lie when he repeatedly told Americans that they can keep their plans if they like them, he also lied in Boston on Wednesday when he said he was referring to the majority of Americans covered by their employers.
Originial post:  Back in June, OLS highlighted an article by American historian-hero Victor Davis Hanson that suggested that lies, deceit, and deception represent the modus operandi of the Obama administration in its dealings with the public.   The post, and his article are well worth reviewing (here), particularly in light of the recent acknowledgement by Obama's supporters that the President knowingly, intentionally, and repeatedly lied to the public when he claimed that adopting Obamacare would not affect American's ability to keep their existing healthcare plans, doctors, and insurance services.  Here's columnist Rich Lowry in The New York Post:
To say that President Obama is on the record telling Americans they can keep their current health insurance is an understatement. He repeated the assurance so many times during the health-care debate that it was almost a verbal tic.
He was stirring: “Americans must have the freedom to keep whatever doctor and health-care plan they have.”
He was adamant: “If you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan. Period.”
He was clear: “Let me be clear: If you like your doctor or health-care provider, you can keep them. If you like your health-care plan, you can keep that, too.”
He had to keep repeating his promise, since there was so much bad information out there. “No matter what you’ve heard,” he said in a weekly radio address in August 2009, “if you like your doctor or health-care plan, you can keep it.”
Although no one knows for certain at the moment, best estimates suggest that millions of Americans will lose their current healthcare insurance and doctors.