Posts Tagged ‘keep your insurance’

Obama: PLEASE Stop Lying To Sell Your Health Care Plan

October 5, 2009

Obama has repeatedly lied in pushing his health care.

Obama knows his promise that Americans can keep their health insurance plans if they want it is a lie.  He knows that the individual mandates forcing Americans to buy insurance or pay stiff fines imposed by the IRS that he refuses to call a tax are in fact a tax.  He knew his statements about illegal immigrants not receiving health care benefits was (in Joe Wilson’s words) a “lie.” He knew – in contradiction to his claims – that the health care system he wanted to impose was in fact all about rationing.  He knows when he says that doctors want his plan that it’s a lie.  Etcetera, etcetera.

Under the caption, “Story Snafus,” Fox News Special Report point this out.

President Obama used not one, but two faulty anecdotes during his health care speech to Congress earlier this month.

Obama told a story about a Texas woman who lost her insurance just before breast cancer surgery, “because she forgot to declare a case of acne.” But the truth is Robin Beaton lost her coverage because she failed to report a heart condition and did not list her weight accurately.

Republican Congressman Joe Barton fought the insurance company until it restored coverage, allowing Beaton to get the surgery she needed. The Associated Press writes: “Beaton’s case is just one cited by Obama that mixes fact with fiction.”

We reported here on The Grapevine before, the president also told a story about an Illinois man who died because his coverage was also canceled. But in congressional testimony, the man’s sister said his insurance was reinstated and that treatment actually extended his life for four years.

More details of these cases are found here.

You call them “faulty anecdotes.”  I call them lies.

Barack Obama has demonized an entire industry, and an entire system which just happens to be the best in the world.  He has repeatedly told Americans that they can’t trust their doctors – who might yank a kid’s tonsils out or even remove patient’s feet for greedy profit motives – or their insurance companies.  And he has continued to fabricate “facts” to provide “evidence.”

The man who can look at you with a completely fake smile can tell you a completely fake story.

Let the American people beware: when a president has to tell lie after lie to sell his health care “reform,” you can bet your bottom dollar that it is a terrible plan that will produce terrible results.

Advertisements