2013: The Year of Broken Obamacare Promises

Sunday, 29 Dec 2013 07:50 PM
By Cathy Burke

President Obama’s inauguration in January kicked off a year of broken promises about his signature health care law, threatening to turn a presidency based on vows of hope and change to one doling out disappointment and failures.

The Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, but it was in 2013 that the health care reform law implode into a nightmare of broken promises. Assertions made by the president and Health Secretary weeks ago, months ago and even years ago have over and over again proved to been misleading at best and complete untrue at worst.

No, you may not be able to keep your doctor or your plan. And, no, the website is not user-friendly.

1. The website is simple and user-friendly
2. “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.”
3. “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”
4. Premiums will fall by as much as $2,500 per family.
5. Obamacare won’t add ‘one dime to our deficits’.
6. The ACA will cost around $900 billion over 10 years.
7. Families making less than $250,000 won’t see ‘any form’ of tax increase.
8. The ACA will keep healthcare costs down.
9. You have a deadline and a mandate.
10. Sure, the national exchange is glitchy, but the state sites are working great.

For explanation of the facts behind these broken promises, read 2013: The Year of Broken Obamacare Promises

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