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Lies of Obamacare: The Emanuel effect

Featured image Ever popular Obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel is a hard case. He has a home in academia, but he continues to carry water for the Obama administration. I guess it’s a matter of professional pride, or political mania. On FNC’s Kelly File last night Megyn Kelly grilled Emanuel over the “If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan” lie with which President Obama sold and promoted Obamacare. »

Lies of Obamacare: Stray cats and dogs edition

Featured image The House Republican Conference has put together this brief video highlighting the foundational lie of Obamacare that has exploded into view the past two weeks. There were other such lies and they will have their day once the thing gets off the ground. In the meantime, we look back at Obama improvising on a theme that has something to do with “stray cats and dogs.” What was he talking about? »

Lies of Obamacare: Lying about lies

Featured image Obama has taken a number of tacks to ride out the furor over the exposure of his statement that “If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan.” As with all the foundational lies of Obamacare, it is a lie of the bald-faced variety, as the real-life events of the past two weeks have made plain. Reality bites. It’s hard to keep up with the lies Obama »

Lies of Obamacare: Schrader’s cat

Featured image We’re in the lies within lies phase of the Obamacare rollout. It’s a postmodern funhouse. President Obama leads the pack in lying about his lies. The subject is a little complicated and it’s hard to keep up, but even his friends in the media should be catching on at this point. Yesterday in “Dems head for the tall grass” Steve posted the video of Oregon Democratic Rep. Kurt Schrader admitting »

Lies of Obamacare: McClatchy edition

Featured image Yesterday I wrote about Obama’s “Five percent solution,” the lie he tells to mitigate the big “If you like your health plan, you can keep it” lie. According to Obama, the big lie affects only a fraction of those in the market of individual insurance. “We’re talking about five percent of the population,” Obama stressed in is interview with Chuck Todd. Obama has been incredibly successful peddling this particular lie. »

Lies of Obamacare: The five percent solution

Featured image We have reached the postmodern stage of Obama’s lies about Obamacare. He now lies about his lies, as in his non-apology for the “If you like your health plan” lie to Chuck Todd this past week. Obama asserts, and his spokesmen on the White House payroll and in the media dutifully repeat, that this particular lie is confined to a fraction of Americans who purchase their health insurance in the »

Lies of Obamacare: What he knew and when he knew it

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.” Over the past three weeks we have seen Obama’s categorical assurance — “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period” — explode into »

Lies of Obamacare: I’m sorry. How about you?

Featured image President Obama plows new ground in political non-apology with this one yesterday: I regret very much that what we intended to do, which was to make sure that everybody is moving into better plans because they want them as opposed to because they are forced into it, but we weren’t as clear as we needed to be in terms of the changes that were taking place, and I want to »

Lies of Obamacare: Sticker shock edition

Featured image One of the foundational lies of Obamacare was the great savings it would bring to the typical American family. According to the ludicrous number peddled by Obama, it would save families an average of $2,500 per year in premium costs. Politifact documents the promise here. Hey, and it will delivery better coverage than that junk you’ve been buying on your own without the assistance of the federal government. Obama is »

Lies of Obamacare: Special edition

Featured image Yesterday President Obama elaborated on the guarantee he made that his been proved false by events. The guarantee — “If you have a health plan you like, you can keep your plan” — was, as you will recall, categorical in nature every time he made it, and he made it many, many times. In a speech before his old campaign organization reborn as Organizing For Action, Obama gave an intransigent »

Lies of Obamacare: Cancel this

Featured image Edie Littlefield Sundby is in a life and death struggle with stage 4 gallbladder cancer. She has defied the odds so far with the assistance of a world-class medical team paid for by a UnitedHealth Group individual health policy. She writes in the Wall Street Journal, however, that her luck may have just run out. Her “affordable, lifesaving medical insurance policy has been canceled effective Dec. 31.” It is gone »

Lies of Obamacare: Fast talking edition

Featured image Watching George Stephanopoulos conduct a friendly interview with Dan Pfeiffer yesterday on the ABC News Sunday gabfest, I wondered: Who is Pfeiffer and why is he talking so fast? Pfeiffer, it turns out, is Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the President for Strategy and Communications. Pfeiffer helpfully explicated the foundational lie of Obamacare about keeping your health insurance if you like it: “If you had your plan »

Lies of Obamacare: Capretta vs. Emanuel

Featured image On Fox News Sunday this morning, Chris Wallace invited James Capretta and Ezekiel Emanuel to have at it on the foundational lie of Obamacare that has exploded into the news over the past two weeks. The discussion is presented in the video below. It veers off the subject of the lie, but it remains a useful discussion if you’ve been following the news or our continuing series of posts on »

Lies of Obamacare, Documented

Featured image Over the last day or two, the major breaking story has really been a throwback: in 2010, the Obama administration promulgated rules governing what plans that pre-existed Obamacare would be “grandfathered” under that statute, and allowed to continue. In the context of announcing its rules, the administration predicted that because of their restrictiveness, many millions of Americans would lose their existing insurance coverage, whether they liked it or not. Further, »

Lies of Obamacare: Whopper City revisited

Featured image On her Fox News show The Kelly File, Megyn Kelly is running as fast as she can to keep up with the lies of Obamacare. On her Thursday evening show she had on Avik Roy to discuss his Forbes column “Obama Officials In 2010: 93 Million Americans Will Be Unable To Keep Their Health Plans Under Obamacare.” The video is below. »

Lies of Obamacare: Whopper City

Featured image Avik Roy has an important Forbes column the foundational lie of Obamacare on which we have been focusing most closely. “Obama Officials In 2010: 93 Million Americans Will Be Unable To Keep Their Health Plans Under Obamacare.” Roy rebuts administration spin as well as the details of the important NBC News piece that contributed to the focus on the issue. The disruption of current health plans is expected to be »

Lies of Obamacare: Obama edition

Featured image President Obama went to Boston and spoke at Fanueil Hall to promote Obamacare yesterday. The White House has posted the text of his remarks here. The New York Times has posted video of the speech along with Michael Shear’s story on the speech. As always, the whole thing is worth a look. Obamacare: It’s not just a leftist Democratic fiasco. It’s Republican too! That was the theme of the speech. »