Oba­macare: It’s a big, dis­as­trous deal

Democrats’ dis­sem­bling over costs is com­ing to light

The Washington Times Daily - - Metro - By Dr. Mil­ton R. Wolf

Joe Bi­den may not al­ways have com­plete com­mand of the facts. Franklin D. Roo­sevelt did not hold his fire­side chats on tele­vi­sion. The word ‘jobs’ does not have three let­ters. And you do not need a slight In­dian ac­cent to shop at 7-Eleven or Dunkin’ Donuts. But give the vice pres­i­dent credit — his de­scrip­tion of Oba­macare is spot-on: “This is a big [ex­ple­tive] deal.” Yes, it is, Joe. In a 2010 col­umn ti­tled “Oba­macare’s un­keep­able prom­ises,” I com­piled the top Oba­macare

Mr. Obama made this empty prom­ise be­fore the Amer­i­can Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion in June 2009, and the few re­main­ing doc­tors still will­ing to as­so­ci­ate with the AMA — only about 17 per­cent — be­lieved it. Amer­ica didn’t. Nei­ther did the Con­gres­sional Bud­get Of­fice (CBO), whose most re­cent anal­y­sis re­veals that up to 20 mil­lion Amer­i­cans could lose their em­ployer­based health in­sur­ance as a di­rect re­sult of Oba­macare. As an aside, if your own doc­tor is still a mem­ber of the AMA, you might want to find a smarter doc­tor.

“I can make a firm pledge. Un­der my plan, no fam­ily mak­ing less than $250,000 a year will ques­tion: If Oba­macare is so great, why do Democrats lie about it so much? The gov­ern­ment takeover of the Amer­i­can health care sys­tem and with it a sixth of our econ­omy is a big deal. Ly­ing to the Amer­i­can peo­ple to make it hap­pen, as Joe Bi­den would say, that’s a big [ex­ple­tive] deal.


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