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Obamacare’s Broken Promises

May19

Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) said in his March 8th, 2011 piece, “Americans want the health care they need, from the doctor they want, at a price they can afford. The new law fails this test. It’s only taken a year to break almost every one of the president’s promises.” Then Senator Barrasso describes a broken promise for each month since March 2010.

    March ’10:

Promise: Obamacare would reduce the deficit.
Truth: The Democrats cut over $500 billion from Medicare to start a new entitlement, which produces an increase to the deficit by $260 billion.

    April ’10:

The cuts to Medicare could drive up to 15% of hospitals out of business.

    May ’10:

In order for over 200,000 Americans with preexisting conditions and expensive health insurance to be eligible to enroll in the new high risk pools (created in the health care law), they’d first have to drop their insurance and go without coverage for 6 months.

    June ’10:

The Associated Press blew the whistle on the administration about the “tax credits” to small businesses. The only businesses eligible for these credits employed fewer than 25 people. For companies who employ more than 10 people with salaries over $25,000, the tax credit “drops off sharply”.

    July ’10:

This administration’s Justice Department “confirmed the individual mandate penalty is a tax increase.” But, when ABC news’ George Stephanopoulos asked the President if the mandate penalty was a tax increase, the President ‘rejected that notion.’ Contradictions?

    August ’10:

The President assigned Dr. Donald Berwick to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, without a Congressional hearing. This is the guy who says he gets a ‘romantic feeling’ over the UK plan. Dr. Berwick believes in *government rationing* and at least honestly states, “the only issues is whether we ‘ration with our eyes open’.” President Obama promised not to ration care. Another broken promise.

    September ’10:

Remember when President Obama repeated over and over and over again that if you like the coverage you had today, you can keep it? He promised the same about keeping your doctor. The new rules estimated that 80 percent of small businesses would be forced to change the coverage they offer their employees.

    October ’10:

Obama’s cronies from unions and big corporations began complaining about the expensive mandates. So, for those “politically connected to this administration”, “waivers” were handed out. What about all the fairness this President and the liberal Democrats preach about? Let’s see—the American families still will be expected to take on the law’s expensive burdens – just not the President’s “favorites”. That’s reassuring.

    November ’10:

The majority of the American people made it very clear they did not want this law. They were totally and wholly ignored and even ridiculed by the President and Democratic party. As a result, the Republicans were handed their biggest majorities in the House of Representatives since President Eisenhower.

    December ’10:

President Obama and the Democrats said the country needed this law. The same law that one of the biggest unions in the country, the SEIU (Service Employees’ International Union), admitted that fulfilling the requirements of ObamaCare would be “financially impossible.” A federal judge in Virginia ruled that it was unconstitutional to force Americans to buy a product.

    January ’11:

“… the Medicare actuary called the administration’s claim that the health care law would bring down costs “false, more so than true.” Also, a federal judge in Florida struck down the entire law as unconstitutional.”

    February ’11:

“In February, we learned that the IRS’ 2012 budget specifically mentions the health care law 250 times as a source of authority and funding for new powers. They called the health care law “the largest set of tax law changes in more than 20 years.” To begin implementing these changes will require thousands of new Washington bureaucrats.”

Nancy Pelosi stated, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it.” Now we know….it should be repealed and replaced.

8 Comments to

“Obamacare’s Broken Promises”

  1. May 20th, 2011 at 5:20 pm       Sandy Banks Says:

    Why is everyone so surprised at the broken promises? Have you watched the movie “Head of State” with Chris Rock? Hollywood tries to warn you in that movie made in 2004 that a black man will be made President and all manner of lies will be told to do it, and by the way, what about all the promises that were broken by the Bushes before and after and during their Presidencies? When is a politician lying? When he or she opens his or her mouth.


  2. May 21st, 2011 at 1:54 am       cakassel55 Says:

    Unfortunately I wasn’t surprised by the broken promises from Obama/Pelosi/Reid–& I’m really sad to say that. The only promise Obama gave that I believed he’d carry through was when he said he would “fundamentally change America”. I didn’t want him to “fundatmentally change America” – that doesn’t sound too good to me.


  3. November 1st, 2011 at 12:41 pm       Kate Says:

    I wasn’t surprised by the broken promises.


  4. September 12th, 2012 at 5:34 pm       Bharat Says:

    He campaigned for it like it was the gatseert thing since sliced bread. Then he signed it after it passed the House and Senate. No one read it before voting for it and Obama didn’t read it before he signed it. As Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D California) the most stupid woman in office ever said, But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy. The only thing foggy is Pelosi’s brain. Assuming she has one to begin with. Which is doubtful.


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Hello! I started this Blog October 13, 2007. At that time I was 52 years old. I am the mother of two wonderful grown sons, both married to wonderful girls. I have three grandsons (as of June 15, 2011).

I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Igg October 2005. I was 50 years old. I jogged three miles 3-to-5 times a week and worked out. I was in very good shape.

Before MM, I lived on 17 acres and had 4 horses, 4 dogs, 4 cats, plus barn cats. I completed my MBA in 2002.

I worked for Sprint for 17.5 years before I got sick, was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma (MM), and had to go on disability. I was first put on oral treatment of Thalidomide/Dexamethasone from October 2005 to March 2006. In April 2006 I had an autogolous stem cell transplant (SCT), but unfortunately it did not produce a remission. I was then put on Revlimid/Dexamethasone and I responded very well to it (8/06 – 10/07). In December 2005 I had 10 radiation treatments to a tumor at my T8. In March 2006 I had kyphoplasty done at the T8.

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