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Dems Now Acknowledge Their Health Care Sales Pitch Was False


Dems Now Acknowledge Their Health Care Sales Pitch Was False

“Key White House Allies Are Dramatically Shifting Their Attempts To Defend Health Care Legislation, Abandoning Claims That It Will Reduce Costs And Deficit, and instead stressing a promise to ‘improve it.’” (“New Dem Message: ‘Improve’ Health Care, Don’t Talk Cost,” Politico, 8/19/10)

Dems Said Health Law Would “Slow The Growth Of Health Care Costs,” Allow Americans To “Spend Less On Health Care”

PRESIDENT OBAMA:The Plan I’m Announcing Tonight … Will Slow The Growth Of Health Care Costs For Our Families, Our Businesses, And Our Government.” (President Obama, Remarks To Joint Session Of Congress, 9/9/09)

SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): “Mr. President, One Of The Major Goals Of The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act Is To Lower Federal Health Care Costs And Reduce The Deficit. Our Bill Does That.” (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.11985, 11/30/09)

SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-WA): Health Bill “Will Lower Costs… Will Reduce Costs.” “It would inject competition into the insurance market, it will lower costs, and it will give families, such as Katerina’s, more choices. … Our plan will increase options, enhance security and stability, and it will reduce costs for people such as Katerina by providing credits and premium assistance.” (Sen. Murray, Congressional Record, S.13750, 12/22/09)

SEN. MICHAEL BENNET (D-CO): Health Care Reform Will Rein In Skyrocketing Health Care Costs and achieve close to $2 trillion of savings through the entire health care system-savings that will result in real economic gains to families and businesses.” (Sen. Bennet, Congressional Record, S.11575, 11/19/09)

SEN. MAX BAUCUS (D-MT): “Health Reform Will Ensure Both The Federal Government And The American People Spend Less On Health Care Than If This Bill Doesn’t Pass.” (Sen. Baucus, “Memorandum To Reporters And Editors RE: CMS Actuary Report On Health Reform,” 12/11/09)

SEN. DICK DURBIN (D-IL): “Bringing Down Costs Of Health Insurance And Making It More Affordable Is Job One For This Health Care Reform.” (Sen. Dick Durbin, Floor Remarks, 12/18/09)

REALITY: Today A North Carolina Insurer Announces “Sharp Rate Increases” As A Result Of “The Health Overhaul”

“The State’s Largest Health Insurer Plans To Hit Some Members With Sharp Rate Increases Again Next Year, Blaming Changes From The Health Overhaul And Rising Medical Costs. … Rates For Some Children, Men And Older Members Will Increase 30 Percent Or More.” (“Insurer Seeks Steeper Rates,” The News & Observer, 8/20/10)

Administration’s Own Actuary Said All Along That The Health Law “Will Increase” Health Spending

President’s Own Actuary At CMS Says Law Will “Increase” Health Spending

“But The [CMS] Analysis Also Found That The Law Falls Short Of The President’s Twin Goal Of Controlling Runaway Costs, Raising Projected Spending By About 1 Percent Over 10 Years. That Increase Could Get Bigger, Since Medicare Cuts In The Law May Be Unrealistic And Unsustainable, The Report Warned.” (“Report Says Health Care Will Cover More, Cost More,” The Associated Press, 4/23/10)


About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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