Obama blatantly lying to Americans

Obama keeps saying his plan (actually the House Democrat plan as well) won’t cost your current health insurance. Nonsense.

He also told the crowd at his recent town hall that he doesn’t support single payer. He’s a liar.

You aren’t going to be able to keep your health insurance. The current bill will provide too many incentives for you business to keep it. Your employer will drop your coverage simply because it will be in their financial interests to do so.

President’s coverage promise no keeper

President Obama promises that, if health-care reform is enacted, people will be able to keep their current coverage.

“I keep on saying this but somehow folks aren’t listening: If you like your health-care plan, you keep your health-care plan. Nobody is going to force you to leave your health-care plan,” he said Saturday in a town hall meeting in Grand Junction, Colo., much as he said Friday in Belgrade, Mont., and earlier in the week in Portsmouth, N.H.

However, under legislation drafted by House and Senate Democrats, that would not necessarily be true.

Obama’s promise is not just at odds with legislative proposals — it is also at odds with reality. Under the current system, employers can drop coverage, alter benefit packages and switch insurers. In addition, as the president has noted, people who lose or leave their jobs can lose their health plans; that is one of the fundamental problems the legislative proposals address and one of the main arguments for reform.

But in the campaign to overhaul health care, Obama’s promise may serve to reassure people anxious about change. As he said at a news conference on July 22, people may favor the devil they know over the devil they don’t