and his Democrat colleagues must take all of the credit as Nancy Pelosi’s
promise (“we will find out what is in Obamacare after it is passed”) starts to become reality.
Since not one Republican voted for Obamacare
and Republicans were shut out of putting any input into Obamacare,the credit and/or blame will fall appropriately.
The President made all kinds of promises as he sold Obamacare to the people of the United States.
But it seems like most of them have fallen by the wayside as promises face the dawning of reality.
Were these claims the President made honest miscalculations? Or were they cynical lies designed to get a gullible public to accept a government takeover of our healthcare system?
According to the latest estimates,Obamacare will cost around $2.6 trillion over the next 10 years,nearly $1.7 trillion more than Obama’s initial promise of $900 billion.
President Obama’s claim that “if you like your existing healthcare plan,you can keep that plan”is proving utterly false as Obamacare gets unveiled. Millions of Americans are getting rude shocks as employers start to drop their plans and force employees into the new healthcare exchanges.
He also promised that if you liked your doctor,you could keep your doctor…Period! But of course,that whopper has fallen to the wayside as people are kicked off their existing healthcare plans (and new plans don’t include their doctor.)
President Obama claimed that the average healthcare premium savings would be $2,500 per family. That claim is proving to be bogus as families get sticker shock from the new healthcare plans with Obamacare mandates. To add insult to injury,many of these plans have huge deductibles that must be paid before the insurance kicks in.
Most Americans will soon forget this latest budget impasse and the resultant government “shutdown.” The negativity directed toward the Republicans who tried to block or make changes to Obamacare before it gets implemented will swiftly pass in the coming weeks and months.
But in a little over a year,the all important midterm elections will occur,with House and Senate seats up for grabs…
The quotes below from two naive supporters of Obamacare just discovering huge increases in healthcare premiums may prove ominous for Democrats trying to retain their seats:
One surprised Obama supporter said:“Of course,I want people to have health care I just didn’t realize I would be the one who was going to pay for it personally.” Or another who received a rude shock in the mail: “I was laughing at Boehner until the mail came today.”
What will be fresh on the minds of American workers and voters as the November elections arrive will be who has raised their taxes and who is responsible for the huge increases in their healthcare costs. They will also remember who tried to keep their taxes lower and tried to warn them about Obamacare.
This commentary originally appeared at IrishCentral.com and is reprinted here with permission.