Obama's broken promises

Betsy McCaughey, writing in the New York Post, points to an under-discussed aspect of the health care boondoggle; Obama's broken promises:

Obama promises that "if you like your health plan, you can keep it," even after he reforms our health-care system. That's untrue. The bills now before Congress would force you to switch to a managed-care plan with limits on your access to specialists and tests.

Two main bills are being rushed through Congress with the goal of combining them into a finished product by August. Under either, a new government bureaucracy will select health plans that it considers in your best interest, and you will have to enroll in one of these "qualified plans." If you now get your plan through work, your employer has a five-year "grace period" to switch you into a qualified plan. If you buy your own insurance, you'll have less time.

And as soon as anything changes in your contract -- such as a change in copays or deductibles, which many insurers change every year -- you'll have to move into a qualified plan instead (House bill, p. 16-17).

When you file your taxes, if you can't prove to the IRS that you are in a qualified plan, you'll be fined thousands of dollars -- as much as the average cost of a health plan for your family size -- and then automatically enrolled in a randomly selected plan (House bill, p. 167-168).

Ah, life under Obama is such a treat, eh? The guy's nose has grown so long from so many lies he has told that it may be used as a pole vault in the next olympics.

Can you imagine if he had actually campaigned on this plan? He would have been slaughtered - even by milquetoast old John McCain. Watch now as the Democrats finesse this little lie - as they will finesse the others including the whopper that the government plans will be better than anything you can get yourself.

Liberals have learned to lie about what they support because they know if they told the truth, no one would vote for them. They tried that for about 20 years and kept getting beaten. Now, they talk like moderates and write legislation that any far left loon would love.

And people are swallowing it whole.

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky