Recall President Barack Obama’s original lie, from mid-July 2009:
If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period.
Then, when the insurance cancelation notices went out, and Obamacare “insurance” plans didn’t include our doctors in their networks, he lied about his lie. He had this, for instance, through his Press Secretary Jay Carney:
What the president said and what everybody said all along is that there are going to be changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act to create minimum standards of coverage, minimum services that every insurance plan has to provide. So it’s true that there are existing healthcare plans on the individual market that don’t meet those minimum standards and therefore do not qualify for the Affordable Care Act.
So it’s “If I like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Maybe. If I like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Maybe.”
Then he lied with his sham apology:
I am sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me.
No apology for either of his prior lies, just regret that all those folks took him at his word.
And Obama thought his lies were funny at the time he made them:
So after I signed the bill, I looked around to see if there any—(laughter)—asteroids falling or—(applause)—some cracks opening up in the Earth. (Laughter.) It turned out it was a nice day. (Laughter.) Birds were chirping. Folks were strolling down the Mall. People still have their doctors.
Five million Americans, and counting don’t have their health care plans, either.
After receiving a letter from her insurer that her plan was being discontinued, Deborah Persico…found a comparable plan on the city’s new health insurance exchange. But her monthly premium, now $297, would be $165 higher, and her maximum out-of-pocket costs would double.
That means she could end up paying at least $5,000 more a year than she does now.
She’s not alone. In California alone,
Hundreds of thousands…who purchase their own health insurance are bracing to pay more for their plans, as the cost of the federal health care overhaul lands harder on middle-class customers.
The Daily Caller estimates that the total number of Americans about whom Obama is sorry for having believed him will run to 129 million.
Fifty-three Democrats and two Independents in the Senate actively supported Obama in these lies until the cancelations started rolling in. Now some of those are worried, not about the losses of all these Americans, but about their own political necks. Two hundred Democrats in the House Actively supported Obama in these lies until the cancelations started rolling in. Now some of those are worried, not about the losses of all these Americans, but about their own political necks.
And now Obama wants—dishonestly, again—to change the Obamacare law (the law of the land, remember) by Executive Order to force insurance companies to reinstate all those cancelled policies and to extend existing ones. For a whole year.
Remember that during primary and election season this summer and fall.