He's STILL saying this:
"This isn’t about putting government in charge of your health insurance; it’s about putting you in charge of your health insurance. Under the reforms we seek, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan,” Obama insisted in his weekly radio address.
Is there anybody who believes this anymore? Does he even still believe it?
Pundette has some thoughts on it; maybe he's a pathological LIAR.
What bothers me about this statement, and what I've been saying all along, is that it's intentionally deceptive, meant to manipulate those casual listeners to the debate. If my 84 year old mom reads this sound bite in the newspaper or hears it on the news, she's going to believe it. She's not going to read the bill like I did. She's not going to scour the internet for more information. There are a lot of people out there like that.
The young voter who still believes "the issues" are above his head, yet wants to vote for the charismatic, well-spoken candidate. He's hip, he's cool, he's surely going to take care of us. There are plenty of those out there, too.
These people are the ones that Obama is reaching for with this statement. These, and others. He knows this isn't true. He knows that as the House bill is currently written your current provider will be rendered uncompetitive against a government provider. They won't be able to hold on. Just this week one of our local carriers announced they were getting out of the market and one reason cited was uncertainty over the national health care scene.
He's making a misleading statement, yet he accuses those of us searching for the truth of being misleading: “In recent days and weeks, some have been using misleading information to defeat what they know is the best chance of reform we have ever had." What's misleading? You could excuse us for being confused over some points: the mandatory counseling issue for one. It says if your over a certain age you "shall have" end of life counseling...is "shall" mandatory or no?
Do I think he's going to actually euthanize the elderly? Not literally, but there WILL be Medicare cutbacks and care will be in effect rationed, which in some cases might be the same thing as euthanasia.
So sure, you can keep your "health care plan" just the way it is, as long as your provider is in business, which won't be long. If Obama said something like that, it would be closer to the truth. But he's not going to say that because who would support it, then?
So he's lying to you.
And we're supposed to TRUST him?