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  • Top 5 Obamacare Promises to Remember

    Remember when former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) told the American people that “we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what is in it”?

    Well, it’s been over two years since the enactment of Obamacare, and we’ve found out a lot. Not only are the provisions currently in place falling short; the promises made about the health care law look to be broken. Here are five of them.

    1. The law won’t raise taxes on families making less than $250,000 a year.

    Obamacare includes over 18 new taxes (including the individual mandate) that will hit the middle class. These taxes come in all forms: on insurers, prescription drug manufacturers, medical device makers, and even tanning salons. Of course, the Administration would be quick to point out that none of these taxes is on individuals. But common sense tells us that these taxes will be passed on to the consumer.

    As a result of the Supreme Court decision, the individual mandate is now a tax and one that the Administration can’t run away from. A new report from the Congressional Budget Office shows that nearly 70 percent of the individual mandate will be paid for by those earning less than 400 percent of the federal poverty level.

    By the way, on the heels of Taxmageddon are several Obamacare tax hikes that go into effect in January 2013.

    2. If you like your health plan, you can keep it.

    Facing great uncertainty as a result of the struggling economy and the health care law, would anyone be surprised if more employers decide to drop coverage and pay the penalty than originally predicted? It makes sense for an employer to get out a calculator and set aside a lump of money to pay the government each year rather than worry about aligning their plans with still unknown and likely ever-changing government mandates.

    And don’t think this broken promise just affects those with employer coverage—seniors will be hit, too. The chief Medicare actuary projects that enrollment in the ever-popular Medicare Advantage options will decline by 50 percent as Obamacare cuts go into place.

    3. It will protect Medicare.

    After two-and-a-half years, the word is finally out: Obamacare cuts over $700 billion out of Medicare—not to shore up the long-term viability of the Medicare program but to pay for the rest of Obamacare. It is worth noting that Heritage documented these cuts back in 2010 when the bill was enacted. Good to see that this fact has bubbled its way into the mainstream.

    4. It will cut premiums by $2,500.

    Granted, the health care law is not fully in effect, but the trends don’t look good. According to the annual Employer Health Benefits survey, average annual premiums for employer-based health care coverage have increased. From 2011 to 2012, single coverage rose 3 percent, and family coverage rose by 4 percent.

    Here again, common sense tells us that the promise of “free” preventive coverage and new mandates on employers and insurers will make premiums go up, not down.

    5. It will bend the cost curve down and reduce the deficit.

    Only in Washington do you spend over a trillion dollars to “save” money and still leave 30 million people without health insurance. The truth is that Obamacare included a number of budget tricks to paint a false deficit picture.

    There’s a Willie Nelson song that says, “A broken promise always means someone will surely cry.… I know who that someone is bound to be.” Under Obamacare, it is clear that it’s the American people.

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    11 Responses to Top 5 Obamacare Promises to Remember

    1. KJinAZ says:

      This same kind of story needs to be told about all the legislation they passes during their two years of control.

    2. Bobbie says:

      Romneycare was bipartisan. The exact thing democrats espouse to! This is totally democratic partisan! They're disturbed and hypocrites! The most demoralizing act against this country and her people, compliments of Nancy Pelosi and her need for cosmetic surgeries! The democratic party is corrupting us daily and since the government emerged make work job of "community organizer."

      People must be beside themselves to need someone else with a title in "community organizing!?" Extremely condescending… wonder if it's a tax paid job or if they do it out of the kindness of their heart? Paid by anyone but those in the community that are convinced they need one, makes it wrong!

    3. Lloyd Scallan says:

      ObamaCare was and remains a sham, shoved down the throats of Americans by only Democrats, despite the lies and distortions coming from Obama. But we also must remember that a few Democrats accepted bribed (Landrieu D-LA) and Nelson (D-NE), and promises of the moon for their yes votes.

    4. allen says:

      "The Man who Dreamed of becoming a KING and ended up a Liar" Once a Liar always a Liar.

    5. S.Huffman says:

      This administration makes me sick to my stomach and even sicker at heart. I pray that God gives enough people ears to hear and eyes to see what is going on behind the picture the liberal media paints,to boot the lot of them far far away from ANY governing position. I just can't imagine so many people still so mesmerized by this gang of thugs.

    6. larryl says:

      I hate to be picky but 400 percent of the federal poverty level in the context of $250,000. Why not be consistent and give a real number which is less then 4 times what ever the poverty level is. It 's like using one billion or $1,000,000,000. Depending on the context one looks larger or smaller then the other. Don't make me do the math.

    7. George D. McAdoo says:

      It's just another lie. Our only hope is that voters will heed Justice Roberts' statement that we can defeat this travesty at the polls in November. It is sad that his vote and decicision on the, in my studied opinion,quite unconstitunal law, left the door open to the states to levy the very same "taxes" on their respective residents. Sempre Fi!

    8. Patricia Mohrman says:

      What about the panel appointed by the president. It is indirectly a death panel. They will cut costs to doctors and hospitals and as a result hospitals and doctors will go bankrupt. Obama's dirty secret is that Medicare will save money by people not being able to access it. The Dems will say we have Medicare but what good is it if we can't have access when we need it? In Kansas City 3 hospitals are showing losses now. We have doctors whose practices are in the red and some are getting out of practice. Some have stopped taking Medicare patients and things will get worse when Obama care is fully implemented.

    9. fuskiegirl21 says:

      My medical doctor closed his practice after 12 yrs. He said medicare/medicare takes up to 90 days to even pay you. How can a company or anyone operate that way? What if your employer told you "oh come to work and will pay you in 3mos." Obamacare is a nightmare.

    10. Kathy Bender says:

      Well, it’s been over two years since the enactment of Obamacare, and we’ve found out a lot. Not only are the provisions currently in place falling short; the promises made about the health care law look to be broken. Here are five of them.

    11. Well, aren't we lucky?

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