Obama on Obamacare: What's not to like?
In a delusional interview with the Spanish language network Telemundo, President Obama told the American people they were wrong about Obamacare when they believe it will raise their insurance rates and lead to worse health care.
In an interview with Telemundo on Tuesday, the president was asked if "everybody [was] wrong" after polling data indicated that a majority of Americans oppose the law and believe it will raise their healthcare costs.
"Yes," the president said with a chuckle. "They are."
The president said a "look at the facts" revealed that young adults were able to stay on their parents' health insurance longer and that seniors were getting "billions of dollars in discounts on their prescription drugs."
Asked about reports that insurance rates were rising in some areas, Obama argued the law was a net positive.
"What we've seen is the lowest increase in healthcare costs in 50 years over the last several years," Obama said. "So there is no evidence at all that this is somehow making healthcare more expensive. There's a lot of evidence that it's helping to make it cheaper."
In his interview, the president said that once Americans are able to sign up for the plans, they will realize "it's gonna be a good deal."
"We expect that once it's fully implemented, a year from now, two years from now, five years from now, people will look back and they'll be asking, 'What was the argument about? Why is everybody fighting this so much?' "
The president is partly correct. There will be the question "What was the argument about?" but it will be followed by "Were there really people who thought this was a good idea?"
Obama is taking credit for lower health care costs when Obamacare hasn't even been implemented yet. Amazing. But when it comes to the health insurance reform law that bears his name, there is apparently nothing - not lax security on exchange websites, mass confusion, flouting the law, delaying mandates, or widespread disgust - that will cause him to acknowledge reality.