Wednesday, November 24, 2010

About that "You can keep it" Promise

As with so many others, this one has not only gone under the bus, but the driver backed up to make sure it was good and dead:

"No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people. If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what."

As Bob has most recently, and effectively, illustrated, none of these are true. But that's just us, right?


"The New York Times reports ... Consumer advocates fear that the health care law could worsen some of the very problems it was meant to solve"

Increased regulation leads inexorably to decreased competition, and thus higher rates and fewer choices. That's a threat, not a promise.

[Hat Tip: FoIB Holly R]
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