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Lies of Obamacare

Featured image Reuters reports the filing of a notable Obamacare-related lawsuit against Blue Shield of California: Consumers who purchased new health plans from Blue Shield of California have sued the insurer, claiming they were misled into thinking the insurance would cover their desired doctors and hospitals. Reuters doesn’t bother to point out the similarity of the allegations against Blue Shield to Barack Obama’s incessantly repeated falsehoods promoting the enactment of Obamacare. But »

Lies of Obamacare

Featured image Obama and the Democrats enacted Obamacare on a foundation of lies — you can keep your health insurance, you can keep your doctor, Obamacare will save the average family $2500, and all the rest. Now the lies just keep coming. This week brought us the extension of Obamacare open enrollment beyond the legal deadline of March 31 by administrative fiat, despite the recent denial by Queen Seeb and others (video »

Lies of Obamacare

Featured image Noemie Emery questions the legitimacy of Obamacare in the public mind based on the procedural chicanery through which it became law in the face of the opposition it faced. Her article is “A slight case of bastardy.” It elaborates on points made elsewhere by others in a useful and thought-provoking way. Emery does not mention any of the foundational lies of Obamacare that have been central to this series, but »

Lies of Obamacare

Featured image In the new issue of the Weekly Standard, Christopher Conover delivers “An Obamacare report card.” Among other things, it collects key promises made by President Obama to sell Obamacare. In the first part of the article Conover compiles eight such promises and grades Obama’s performance on each. With one exception, it’s lies all the way down: the grades range from F (seven) to Incomplete (one). Here is Conover’s net assessment »

Lies of Obamacare

Featured image Yesterday the Obama administration — Queen Seeb — announced the Obamacare enrollment figures through the end of December. Michael Shear and Robert Pear report the numbers here for the New York Times; Amy Goldstein and Sandhya Somashkehar report the numbers here for the Washington Post. In a graphic the Times states: “Nearly 2.2 million people picked a health insurance plan through the exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act through »

Lies of Obamacare

Featured image In its editorial “Juking the Obamacare stats,” the Wall Street Journal exposes the Obama administration’s efforts to suppress the relevant analytics on the sign-up numbers circulated by the White House to make the case that everything is beautiful. Referring to the 364,682 who are said to have signed up for a plan on a state or federal exchange, the Journal writes: HHS is reporting how many people “selected” a plan »

Lies of Obamacare

Featured image In his column “Sack Sebelius,” Jack Kelly makes the case that Kathleeen Sebelius should be be fired. Kelly frames his case this way: One of the things for which I’m thankful this Thanksgiving is that I’m not Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. That Ms. Sebelius is still HHS secretary is remarkable. If they’d presided over a fiasco like the Obamacare rollout, the CEO of every corporation anywhere in »

Lies of Obamacare

Featured image This past Friday Investor’s Business Daily has published an excellent editorial on the continuing falsehoods retailed by President Obama in the service of Obamacare. The heading of the editorial “Still more Obamacare lies” — rightly suggests that it belongs in this series. IBD observes: President Obama says so many false things about ObamaCare that it’s hard to keep up. But here are two more untruths that deserve debunking. In speech »

Lies of Obamacare

Featured image I posted Steve Tobak’s Fox Business column on the lies of Obamacare in our Picks a few weeks ago, but I want to pause over it and add it to this series. Tobak describes himself as a Silicon Valley-based strategy consultant and former senior executive of the technology industry. He calls his column “Lies, damn lies and Obamacare.” Tobak writes: Last week I was informed by the agent who handles »

Lies of Obamacare

Featured image We have asserted from the outset that Obama’s Obamacare sales job was a variety of fraud. Every word of it was a calculated lie, including (as Mary McCarthy said of Lillian Hellman’s oeuvre) the words “a” and “the.” In this case we might amend McCarthy’s observation to say that every word he said was a lie including the word “period.” This applies especially to the foundational lies of Obamacare, Obama’s »

Lies of Obamacare

Featured image Power Line reader Mark Ingerson writes to alert us to his wife Sharon’s column in the Roanoke Times earlier this week. Mrs. Ingerson has worked as a registered nurse in Salem for fifteen years. Her column tells a story that has by now become familiar. Mrs. Ingerson liked her health care plan but, President Obama’s oft repeated assurances to the contrary notwithstanding, she is not going to be able to »

Lies of Obamacare

Featured image And they just keep coming (click to enlarge). »

Lies of Obamacare

Featured image The featured article in the new issue of the Weekly Standard is Christopher Conover’s “Health reform breaks bad.” Conover methodically addresses what I have been calling the lies of Obamacare. Conover addresses these foundational lies as five deceptions: Deception #1: universal coverage Deception #2: no new taxes on the middle class Deception #3: annual premium savings of $2,500 Deception #4: no increase in the deficit Deception #5: you can keep »

Lies of Obamacare

Featured image At NRO Charles Cooke turns a gimlet eye on what I call the lies of Obamacare. Cooke recalls the promises that were used to peddle Obamacare; they are the foundational lies of a monstrosity that is rotten to the core. The falsity of the promises will be proved over and over again in the fullness of time, even as their falsity is established to the letter with the rollout of »

Lies of Obamacare

Featured image Retailed with relentlessly repeated falsehoods, Obamacare is an enormous engine of destruction. I’ve noted some of the destructive elements in the “Wages of Obamacare” series of posts that is to be continued. Today I want to initiate a series on the falsehoods with which Obamacare was foisted on the American people. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan, Obama asserted over and over. »

The mutual lies of Obamacare

Featured image During last year’s budget negotiations, Senate and House Republicans warned that many Obamacare enrollees would provide false information about their income in order to obtain subsidies to which they are not entitled. In response, HHS Secretary Sebelius (remember her?) promised to put in place a system through which the government would thoroughly vet the salary information submitted by applicants for coverage. That promise was a predicate — or if you’re »

Lies of Obamacare special edition

Featured image You may recall that while selling the federal takeover of health care President Obama repeatedly promised “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period.” It was one of the foundational lies of Obamacare, and Obama smugly repeated it on many occasions in a tone suggesting that those who denied it were beyond the pale. The video below collects several iterations of Obama’s lie. The lie appeared together »

Lies of Obamacare: A Debate

Featured image Scott Gottlieb and Megan McArdle are two of the must-read commentators on Obamacare. On January 15 they held down the pro side of a debate on the proposition: “Resolved: Obamacare Is Now Beyond Rescue.” McArdle wrote about the debate in her Blooomberg column here. Jonathan Chait (the inspiration for what I once dubbed “Chaitred”) and Douglas Kamerow held down the con side (no pun intended). Chait wrote about the debate »

Lies of Obamacare: Biggest and best

Featured image Nancy Pelosi famously asserted that “we have to pass [Obamacare] so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.” This much is true: we had to pass Obamacare to find out the biggest lies told on its behalf. Each of the foundational lies of Obamacare — if you like your health insurance you can keep it, if you like your doctor you »

Lies of Obamacare: The Emanuel explication

Featured image Obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel appeared yesterday on Fox News Sunday. Chris Wallace opened the interview with a question about one of the foundational lies of Obamacare: “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” It is a lie that comes to light after you discover that you may not be able to keep your health plan and go in search of an Obamacare network that includes your doctor. »