Clearing my Obamacare spindle

I want to note with little comment recent reports in Obamacare news. In the post “Could Obamacare win lie of the year two years in a row?,” Stan Veuger considers Obama’s promise that Obamacare would save the average family $2500 in premiums. Veuger links to this video compilation of Obama making the promise over and over again.

Now comes Paul Bedard to report that “Health insurance premiums up 39% to 56% under Obamacare.” As P.J O’Rourke observed, if you think health care is expensive now, just wait until it’s free.

I’ve previously linked to Robert Tracinski’s valuable column “What was the point of Obamacare?” It is worth another look in this roundup as Tracinski takes issue with Veuger: “The lie of the year for 2014 is going to be the claim that ObamaCare would insure the uninsured.” This point is crucial as we are presented with the distracting question of how many have actually signed up for Obamacare via the government exchanges, a la Jonathan Tobin here.

In “Hard data on trouble you’ll have finding a doctor in Obamacare,” Scott Gottlieb takes up another lie of Obamacare. This one shouldn’t be omitted as a contender for 2014’s lie of the year. Our voluble president is quite the cold-blooded liar. Now he tells us:

Jack Kelly reviews a question that needs to be put before us on a regular basis: “The high costs of Obamacare.” One cost of Obamacare is the loss of the preferred health insurance policies held by millions of Americans. Michelle Malkin has presented her own family as one such case. Julie Boonstra has stepped forward as another.

Natalie deMacedo offers a few more case studies in “Faces of Obamacare.” Natalie is a student at Hillsdale College where she is studying English and Journalism. As part of Hillsdale’s Dow Journalism Program, she works as a staff reporter and assistant editor for her school paper, The Hillsdale Collegian. She tells a sad story, but she provides hope for the future.

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