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  • Obamacare's Top 5 Broken Promises

    Talking about his health care law, President Obama has said, “If you misrepresent what’s in this plan, we will call you out.” In keeping with that spirit, below is a list of Obamacare’s top five biggest broken promises:

    1.) “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period.”

    Reality: Research continues to show that as many as 30 percent of employers will dump their employees out of their existing health care coverage. And, as Heritage analysts have noted, new coverage mandates are forcing plans to change, even for those who have moral objections.

     2.) “I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits—either now or in the future.”

    Reality: As Heritage analysts explain, “A close examination of what CBO said, as well as other evidence, makes it clear that the deficit reduction associated with PPACA is based on budget gimmicks, sleights of hand, accounting tricks, and completely implausible assumptions. A more honest accounting reveals the new law as a trillion-dollar budget buster.”

    3.) “I will protect Medicare.”

    Reality: A Heritage Fact Sheet shows the various ways Obamacare ends Medicare as we know it, including severe reimbursement cuts that threaten seniors’ access to care.

    4.) “I will sign a universal health care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical family’s premium by up to $2,500 a year.”

    Reality: Heritage research outlines 12 ways that Obamacare will increase premiums instead of reducing health care costs. Requirements that plans allow young adults to stay on their parents’ coverage and offer preventive services with no cost sharing are already leading to higher-than-usual growth in premiums.

    5.) “Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.”

    Reality: Obamacare includes tons of new taxes and tax hikes. Heritage has a list of them that shows an increase in revenue of more than $500 billion in 10 years. Two examples that clearly hit consumers are the 10 percent excise tax on indoor tanning services that will raise $2.7 billion between 2010 and 2019 and, beginning in 2013, the 2.3 percent excise tax on manufacturers and importers of certain medical devices that will raise $20 billion between 2010 and 2019.

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    12 Responses to Obamacare's Top 5 Broken Promises

    1. KJinAZ says:

      And this is just one bill, and one issue. Obama is responsible for so much more destruction. His list of lies, fraud, and political payback is growing long! How anyone could still support this man is beyond me.

    2. Alvin691 says:

      And a related broken promise: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

    3. Jim says:

      Why would anyone want to vote this guy for President for another 4 years?? We simply can't afford him and his liberal cronies.

    4. cliff says:

      And this surprises who?

    5. JR TAYLOR says:

      I am sorry to say this but the American People are the blame for the current condition of the USA. We , which includes myself are the Reason for what is happening today. Continuing to re-elect the same fools to Washington DC. 2012 election outcome will give Obama his second term as well as House returning to the Democrats. Our only hope to seeing any real changes in Washington DC is to start voting the fools out of office. Both parties. I think we the American people are the Boss not the other way around. Why aren't the elected officials being taxes on all of the perks they receive. Why is it the American people continue to see their taxes increasing and not any elected officials. All elected officials should be required to publish their Yearly Tax returns so the American people can see jus where their tax dollars are going.

    6. Lloyd Scallan says:

      These are not "broken promises"! When are we going to realize Obama and his lackeys in Congress, in lock-step with the media, will say or do anything and everything, use any trick, misdirection, and deception to get their aganda down the throats of the American public. That most definitely that includes lying through their teeth.

    7. 998history says:

      now is the time to educate the folks who voted for Obama last election as to what is happening in their country—put an Anti-Obama bumper sticker on your car-and become active in your local tea party!

    8. Julia says:

      I have a two million dollar plus child. Born very sick and the new health care bill promised to allow bad credit for unpaid medical bills to only stay on your credit report for 3 years. I have searched and searched for a date when this takes effect and can't find one. Can you? Or was this just another empty promise from a bad president. We have tried very hard to stay current on medical bills. Sometimes food on the table became more important.

    9. US supporter says:

      I'm totally against Obama Care for a thousand reasons, BUT none of this will matter after Obama destroys our nation and the Military that protects us.

    10. Janice says:

      Where can I find an anti-Obama bumper sticker?

    11. Those are some of his biggest broken promises. For a full list of his promises, you can visit http://www.quotti.com/Barack_Obama

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