As ABC and other major media outlets ignore all the problems with Obama’s health plan and blitz American’s with Obama propaganda, I decided to include some immutable facts about his plan. These facts will not change no matter how many speeches Obama makes.
“If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.” A lie from Obama
Wrong. The truth is that you will have no control over whether you can keep your plan. That decision is up to your employer. The OMB estimates, conservatively, that 15 million would lose coverage from their employer. That’s 15 million that had a health care plan that they were able to pay for, but now do not have the private option to do so. I say that it is a conservative estimate because I find it more likely that employers will drop their plans once they start getting taxed for having them.
Obama is coming up with all sorts of savings to pay for his health care. Another lie.
The White House recently released how they had found another $80 billion in savings worked out with the drug companies. The only problem is that the White House can only really account for $30 billion of the $80 billion touted. I know that the libs feel as though we conservatives won’t give Obama a break, but honestly, the White House has no credibility when they keep throwing these lies out to the public like this. If news outlets covered more of the truth as opposed to carrying the water for Obama, I’m certain no one would ever believe a thing Obama says.
“Let me be clear, I don’t want to run the health care industry.” That remains to be seen Mr. President.
Let me make sure I’m clear. Obama doesn’t want to run banks, but he’s running banks. He doesn’t want to run the auto industry, but he’s running the auto industry. He is so serious about not running banks and the auto industry that he has created 15 Czars to run them for him. There is already a Czar for health care so that Obama doesn’t need to run that industry. I’m sorry, but as I’ve pointed out, the White House has no credibility.
Obama’s plan pays for itself. Wrong.
CBO estimates it will cost over $1 trillion.
“The ranks of the uninsured are swelling.” Not true.
The total number and percent of uninsured decreased from 2006 to 2007.
“There are over $45 million who can’t afford health care.” Not so fast!
About 13% of those are illegal aliens. 43% of the uninsured elderly have incomes 2.5 times the poverty level and can afford their own health care. There are many, many millions that can afford it and don’t want it or qualify for free health care, but don’t know about it.
Let’s put the rhetoric and ignorance aside for a second. The “health care crisis” is a myth. In truth, if you are uninsured, you probably can afford health care. If you can’t, you probably can afford health care.
I did a little research to see what health care plan I would get if my company did not offer a health care plan. I found the following insurance available through my state. You should know that I am a working, middle class professional and even I qualify for the State subsidized plan, Healthy NY (that is if my employer did not offer a plan).
It would cost me $220/month with prescription drug and $180/month without. That is actually cheaper than what I pay now! Here are the costs and Here is the coverage. This is very good health care.
Now let’s put this into perspective. I pay nearly as much in car insurance. I pay nearly as much for phone/cable/internet. I pay more for my car loan. I will pay about twice the amount/month in school loan payments over the next 20 years. If I needed a second job to pay for it, I would be able to cover the cost by working 8hr/week at minimum wage.