Thursday, October 07, 2010

Health care...yet another Obama lie?

Remember when Barack Obama promised, ""Here's a guarantee that I have made. If you have insurance that you like, then you will be able to keep that insurance. If you've got a doctor that you like, you will be able to keep your doctor." According to Hugh Hewitt,
3M announced this week it is getting out of the business of insuring its retirees...The Principal Financial Group that it is exiting the health insurance business, waiving goodbye to its 840,000 covered insureds...Harvard Pilgrim, an uinsurer doing business in New England, told 22,000 seniors last week that they cannot have their old Medicare Advantage plans back as the company is out of that business next year...And McDonald's is debating whether to continue its "mini-med" policies for its hourly workers.
These are just the first wave of changes --often drastic and expensive-- which will impact Americans' health insurance between now and the end of the year. The changes are coming even though all Americans were "guaranteed" by the president that Obamacare would leave them with exactly the same policy and doctor as they had before the massive law's massive changes kicked in. 
So, do you count that a presidential lie? If not a lie, how do you characterize it?
Good question. If you read only one article this week, please read Hugh Hewitt's excellent article on Townhall.

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