When Barack Obama was trying to sell his massive government-run health care plan, he repeatedly made exaggerated, untrue claims. He told us that if we liked our current plan, we could keep it. He told us that if we liked our doctor, we could keep her. People are slowly waking up to the fact that the President made wild promises that he couldn’t possible keep.
The Washington Post is learning this too, but they are very careful to forget about Obama’s earlier promises in the hope that their readers will too. On Monday the Post ran an article about a free clinic in Arlington that uses a lottery system to award lucky patients thousands of dollars of free services. It explains the public’s misperception about the extent of Obamacare’s coverage with the following words:
“Some might think the lottery’s days are numbered, given that the insurance expansion under President Obama’s health-care law is taking effect in January.”
Silly people who think Obama’s healthcare plan provides universal coverage! Where did they get that idea?
People think everybody will be covered by the law, because that’s what the President promised. Here he is in his January 2010 SOTU:
“But if anyone from either party has a better approach that will bring down
premiums, bring down the deficit, cover the uninsured, strengthen Medicare for
seniors, and stop insurance company abuses, let me know.”
He didn’t say “cover some of the uninsured;” he said “cover the uninsured.” He said this over and over, along with all of the other false promises. The insurance plans we liked have been changed. Some of our doctors have quit. The deficit has ballooned, and Medicare has been raided to pay for Obamacare. Nothing he promised has come true.
It’s time to hold him accountable for his promises, Washington Post.