Lies, Deeds and Obamacare

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In Monday’s late USA Today:
“The Line: If you like your health insurance plan, you can keep it.

The Party: Democratic

For years, President Obama promised millions of Americans with health insurance that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan” under his health care overhaul. He wasn’t the only one, either.

Back in 2009, several top congressional Democrats echoed the president’s assurances that those who were happy with their plans would be able to keep them.

The Major Players:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the health care overhaul efforts“means making sure you can keep your family’s doctor or keep your health care plan if you like it.”

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin told the happily insured ”we are going to put in any legislation considered by the House and Senate the protection that you, as an individual, keep the health insurance you have, if that is what you want.”

And current Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray also said: ”If you like what you have today, that will be what you have when this legislation is passed.”

And that’s not all. There are several Democrat Senators who are running for reelection in 2014, including Mark Beigich (AK), Max Baucus (MT), Carl Levin (MI), Jeff Merkley (OR) and Kay Hagan (NC). Each has asked President Obama to modify or delay parts of the ACA until after the 2014 mid-terms. In fact, Senator Baucus called it a “train-wreck” and promptly announced his retirement.
In North Carolina, Senator Hagan is facing  one of the most hotly contested battles in the upcoming election season. The following is the list of Republicans running for the party’s nomination:

Greg Brannon (R) - Physician & Tea Party Activist
Jim Cain (R) – Ex-US Ambassador to Denmark 
Ted Corriher (R) - Businessman & Fair Tax Activist
Terry Embler (R) - Police Officer & National Guard Veteran
Bill Flynn (R) - Radio Broadcaster & ’12 US Rep. Candidate
Heather Grant (R) - Nurse & Army Veteran
Mark Harris (R) - Pastor & Baptist State Convention President
Aaron O’Neal (R) - Businessman & Conservative Activist
Thom Tillis (R) - State House Speaker, Ex-Cornelius Town Commissioner & Retired Corporate Executive

Lynn Wheeler (R) - Ex-Charlotte City Councilwoman, Communications Consultant, Ex-TV News Reporter

The primary is May 6 and the runoff will be on June 14. For the purpose of disclosure, I am supporting Heather Grant for the nomination. As a Nurse Practitioner, I feel she has the understanding of the needs of the people at large as it relates to health care, and other middle class issues we face today.

Please note the following:
Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, fact sheet accessed Nov. 11, 2013:For middle class families, health care reform … Ensures you can keep the coverage you have and guarantees coverage if you change or lose your job. (Source: Fact sheet.)
Senator Hagan right through November 11 still thinks this nightmare is a valid policy to support, even as she privately has voiced her concerns as it relates to her potential defeat and the loss of her Democrat seat in the Senate. Which is it, Senator? Are you for or against Obamacare? Take a stand!
As for the rest, it was revealed today that less than 50,000 people signed up for this piece of garbage, when 500K was the goal. Apparently, the people are not the “sheeple” the Administration thought we were. We don’t “buy” all the worthless trinkets this President thinks he can “sell” us. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
The President “apologized” for the fact that the website isn’t working and that people have lost their coverage. Here’s a tip for you, Mr President. The next time you have an idea and want to tell us how great it will be for us, keep it to yourself.
You can’t be trusted anymore to do right by the American people.


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