Most of everything Obama promised has turned out to be a lie. Medical costs and insurance premiums are going up, not down as Obama promised according to the Chief Actuary, Richard Foster, of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. We will not be saving $2500 a year in lower insurance premiums as Obama promised. Good news. You get to be a kid until the age of 26, thanks to ObamaCare.
Besides this, everything Obama promised was a lie. Imagine what it will be like when ObamaCare is fully implemented.
Sally C. Pipes reports, via AOLnews.com:
If my husband’s recent experience with the Transportation Security Administration is any indication, then the answer is a resounding no. Life under Obamacare will be a nightmare.
A few weeks ago, my husband accidentally left his keys at the security checkpoint at the Los Angeles airport. He didn’t notice until his plane had taken off. But when he returned to Southern California a few days later, on a Sunday, he was told by TSA officials that although they keys had been found, they were at an off-site lost-and-found facility.
Unfortunately, the location of the facility was “confidential.” And it was closed on the weekends. So they gave us the site’s phone number. But after leaving several messages, and getting no response, we finally harangued an airline rep to give us the site’s address, and drove over and picked up the keys ourselves.
If the government has this much trouble returning a set of lost keys, try to imagine what it will be like when it’s in charge of finding you a specialist for breast-cancer treatment or a pediatrician to treat your 3-month-old’s breathing problems. Unfortunately, that’s what’s in store under Obamacare.
The president’s health reform plan establishes an astonishing number of new government bodies, including 47 bureaucratic entities and 29 pilot programs. It expands coverage not by making insurance more affordable but by putting millions of people on the government dole — of the 34 million uninsured expected to obtain coverage, about 20 million will be dropped into Medicaid.
And Obamacare foists scores of expensive mandates on all private insurance plans — like requiring all policies to cover adult children up to the age of 26 and limiting out-of-pocket spending.
The administration knows full well that these controls will disrupt the private market. In fact, they already have. Principal Financial Group announced that it would stop selling health insurance. The company covers about 840,000 people who get coverage through their employers.
Massachusetts-based Harvard Pilgrim also announced that it would quit offering Medicare Advantage plans to the 22,000 seniors it serves in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire at year’s end because of low reimbursement rates from the feds.
These folks would likely beg to differ with the president, who repeatedly promised during his campaign for reform that you could “keep your health plan if you like it.” The administration now estimates that 117 million people will have to change their health plans by 2013.