Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Big Lie

The Promise:  

"If you like your insurance plan, you will keep it. No one will be able to take that away from you."  - Barack Obama 

The Truth: 

“In California, Kaiser Permanente terminated policies for 160,000 people. In Florida, at least 300,000 people are losing coverage. That includes 56-year-old Dianne Barrette. Last month, she received a letter from Blue Cross Blue Shield informing her as of January 2014, she would lose her current plan. Barrette pays $54 a month. The new plan she's being offered would run $591 a month -- 10 times more than what she currently pays.” 

The Spin: 

“Most people are going to keep their own plan.”  - David Axelrod 

The Only Acceptable Outcome:
“Axelrod’s rephrased guarantee comes as reports of millions of Americans losing their healthcare plans are rolling in. Last week, Senator Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) announced he would introduce the “If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep it Act,” which would allow people to keep their current plan regardless of the mandates of Obamacare.”

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