ObamaCare Comments: Then and Now

This blog comes directly from a New York Post article. It demonstrates that words have consequences especially when you pass a law without reading it.

“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.”
— President Obama addressing the American Medical Association, June 16, 2009.

“Depending on the plan you choose in the marketplace, you may be able to keep your current doctor.”
— The White House Web site on health care, modifying what had been a presidential guarantee, in July 2013
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“The plan that Congress is considering will provide health insurance to millions of Americans who don’t have it and control costs for millions more who do.”
— Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, calling for Congress to pass ObamaCare, March 16, 2010

“Right now, unless you and the Obama administration enact an equitable fix, the ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40-hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”
— Hoffa in a July 2013 letter to Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the top Senate and House Democrats
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“Americans have been fighting for health-care reform for almost a century. We have now enacted into law the affordable health-care system our country needs to be competitive in the 21st century global economy. Families and small businesses in Montana and across the nation will finally have the health care stability and security they deserve.”

“This law brings the American people lower health-care costs, protection from insurance-company abuses, increased choice and marketplace competition. This law means a brighter future, not just for the health of our nation, but for the fiscal future of our country.”
— Sen. Max Baucus,hailing the passage of ObamaCare in a press release where he describes himself as having “drafted a significant portion of the legislation and played a key role in passing it through the Senate,” March 23, 2010

“I just tell you, I just see a huge train wreck coming down.”
— Sen. Baucus to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius during a Senate hearing on ObamaCare’s implementation, April 17, 2013
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“Health-care reform is needed, but the bill before us is too expensive, does not adequately address rising medical costs and skyrocketing insurance premiums, and tries to do too much too soon. We simply cannot afford to create a new federal bureaucracy that costs nearly $1 trillion when our national debt is $12 trillion and there is no plan in place to address it. I will not vote for it.”
— Rep. Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, explaining why he would vote no on ObamaCare, March 19, 2010

“My record on the health-care law has been crystal clear — I voted against it when it was first considered, have voted to repeal it dozens of times and today voted to defund it. . . . The need for health-care reform is clear, but this law is not the right approach for our citizens, communities and businesses.”
— Rep. McIntyre, one of two Democrats in the House to vote to defund ObamaCare, Sept. 20, 2013
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About camden41

Retired public school administrator Retired history professor: Taught Western Civilization, American Civil War, United States History, Economic History, Ancient & Medieval Foundations, American History Since 1945
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