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  • Five Health Care Promises Obama Won't Keep

    CBS News’ Stephanie Condon identifies Five Health Care Promises Obama Won’t Keep, including:

    1. No Individual Mandate

    During the 2008 Democratic primary, Mr. Obama and then-Sen. Hillary Clinton both shared the goal of health care reform. By Mr. Obama’s own admission, the biggest difference between the two candidates was that Clinton supported a mandate for all Americans to acquire health care.

    “Now, under any mandate, you are going to have problems with people who don’t end up having health coverage,” Mr. Obama said during a debate with Clinton on Jan. 31, 2008. “I think we can anticipate that there would also be people potentially who are not covered and are actually hurt if they have a mandate imposed on them.”

    Under the leadership of the late-Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), however, Congress wrote bills that called for an individual mandate. In June, the president indicated in a letter to Kennedy and Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) that he was changing his tune to accommodate their legislation.

    “I understand the committees are moving towards a principle of shared responsibility — making every American responsible for having health insurance coverage,” he wrote. “I share the goal of ending lapses and gaps in coverage that make us less healthy and drive up everyone’s costs, and I am open to your ideas on shared responsibility.”

    The president now fully supports an individual mandate.

    “The only way this plan works is if everybody fulfills their responsibility,” he said at a rally Thursday.

    Read the other four broken Obama health care promises, here.

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    8 Responses to Five Health Care Promises Obama Won't Keep

    1. M Stone - Denver, CO says:

      This is why Obama is rapidly losing credibility.

      In His Sunday blitz of the lesser network news shows, Obama again failed to answer any of the difficult questions about taxes, cost, rationing etc – mostly because he just wasn't asked about them.

      Obama's friends in the formerly main stream media won't be able to stop his skid in popularity unless He starts providing substantive answers to these and other very real questions.


    2. Elsie Turner, Longwo says:

      There are healthy people who have zero or scant need for any medical care. For fifteen years I had no medical insurance, I saw a doctor once a year for an annual check-up, and I paid the bill myself. There should be an option to purchase only insurance for a catastrophic illness or accident, and to invest in a self-administered medical savings plan.

    3. Bobbie Jay says:

      Health insurance is freedom of choice of the people. NOT MANDATES BY GOVERNMENT! What is your definition of "reform" Mr. President? Reform should cost NOTHING! YOU SAID REFORM HEALTH CARE, NOT MANDATE INSURANCE! Obama's "plan" is code for "take-over." Unethical is what this government is and refuses to hear the people. When Obama speaks of "personal responsibility" he is not speaking for his "entitled" population of those outside the elderly and military.

    4. Mary,Cleveland, OH says:

      George S. of the ABC Sunday news show did get him good on the definition of a tax, and how the Baucus bill will be a tax increase. He cornered the president; good for George.

    5. mary-western foothil says:

      what will u do, when u,are president,(2012) ? what great things were done doing the last ( 8) years?

    6. Peter Andrew says:

      During Obama's 7/22/9 Press Conference on Health Care he offered up a "21 lie salute" (found here: http://conservativeamerican.org/obama-administrat… and during his address to congress he told 13 old lies, 12 new lies, flip flopped 5 times and offered one admission that the single payer plan would "disrupt health care." (see that story here http://conservativeamerican.org/dems-libs-sociali

    7. Sandrene, GA says:

      President Obama is trying his best, one thing thats killing him is that he is listening to the wrong people. He need to do what the people wants and not listen to either party, "Hell" how hard would it be to let the people vote instead of the all knowing senate and congress

    8. Pingback: New York Times: Baucus Bill Breaks Obama Promise « Prayer, News & Action

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