July 22, 2009

Obama Cares... As fas as he knows

Sad news for Obama this week as the public is rejecting his ObamaCare government-run health plan at a recorded 49%. Of course, that doesn't bother him too much, and he continues to urge leftwing news media to support the plan publicly while stalely repeats some of his key talking points, one of which is the notion that "“If you have health insurance, and you like it, and you have a doctor that you like, then you can keep it. Period.”

But is that true? A recent Heritage Foundation inquiry into the matter found that, when asked if privately-insured Americans would be able to keep their insurance in light of Section 102 of the House health legislation, which states that, "in order to qualify as an 'Exchange-participating health benefits plan,' all health insurance plans must conform to a slew of new regulations, including community rating and guaranteed issue" (heritage.org). Particpation in the new regulations would raise costs considerably and likely cause employers to drop their employees from private plans into the lower-cost government health bin.

When the President was asked about Section 102, he said: "You know, I have to say that I am not familiar with the provision you are talking about."

So, Obama doesn't know if private insurance would still be around but, as far as he knows, you can keep your private insurance with no problems. Good. Next issue?

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