Another Obama Obamacare lie: 'Substandard' health insurance

In addition to lying about how you can keep your health insurance and your doctor, here’s a new one about how the millions of cancelled individual policies are ‘substandard.’

When President Barack Obama last week defended his signature Affordable Care Act by claiming that he is ridding America of “substandard* health insurance” policies, he left the impression that schlock insurers were scamming millions of Americans.

Calling those insurers “bad apples,” he implied that the insurance industry is unbridled, free to cheat Americans by writing policies that don’t pay legitimate claims, rob you blind and leave you grossly unprotected. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews reliably chimed in, calling them “junk policies.”

It’s another Obama Obamacare lie.

Continue reading the rest of this column  in the Chicago Tribune

Can Obama really believe this BS that he’s unloading on this ill-informed audience? In this he says that “most people” who had their plans cancelled will be able to get better coverage for the same or even cheaper price. Does he have some examples? Or is he hiding them, like he has refused to say how many people have actually signed up on his botched exchange websites? This guy has no shame.

Here are five lies Democrats told to get Obamacare passed.

For laughs:

  • Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz  clears it up. When Obama said you could keep your health insurance, she said,  “that was referring to the overwhelming majority of Americans who had health care.” [My emphasis] Actually he said you could keep it, “period.” No mention of the majority of Americans.
  • Mark Lippman at Daily Kos actually tries to defend the indefensible, explaining why the cancelled policies are, indeed, “junk.”

*inferiorsecond-rate, low-quality, poor, below par, subparimperfect,faultydefectiveshoddyshabbyunsoundunsatisfactorythird-rateinformalcrummylousy, not up to scratch/snuff, rinky-dinklow-rent

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  • Maybe that rumble in the Chicago area yesterday was not a quarry but the gods projectile hurling about another Obama lie. His latest lie is about how he said that policies that were changed were the ones that would not be able to be kept, period. Or is that "PERIOD". Or is a period a period or a question mark? Or is "is" a, period?

    How long before Obama's nose needs its own teleprompter?


    Here's a story out about massive fraud in Illinois Medicaid. 50% found to be not eligible. Now think how much this program has been expanded.

  • Dennis, don't you agree, at least, that no one should be denied health insurance because they have a preexisting condition? Or that most of your insurance premium should go to cover medical bills and not to CEO's who receive obscene compensation?

  • Obama's so-called "lies" might qualify as 'white lies'.
    But President Bush and the Neo-Cons' real lies cost close to 5,000 American lives in Iraq and hundred of thousands of Iraqis, not to mention billions of dollars of American treasure.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    I knew I'd hear this. Do Bush's "lies" make Obama's statement's any more truthful?

  • Oh, one more thing, Dennis. Would you give us in detail the Republican plan to fix our broken health care system?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    It took Google 0.45 seconds to find one (of many)

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    But what is the plan that the Republican Party is officially promoting. What is the one out of many?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Many is a good thing, I would think. Reflects a certain diversity in the GOP ranks, which is supposed to be a value these days.

    But you're right. What the GOP needs to do is to focus, focus, focus. Sift through the various plans and, as you suggest, agree on something positive and attractive, something that is so clear and workable that Americans will understand it and accept it.

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    Hear, hear!

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