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Obama lied about Americans keeping current health insurance

By Doug Thompson
November 2, 2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama has told so many lies about his questionable health care “reform” that most who track such falsehoods have lost count.

But one of his biggest lies was his repeated promise that any American who currently has health insurance could keep their plans if they wanted and nothing would change.

That claim was not true, as some 19 million Americans who have recently received cancellation notices from their insurance companies can confirm.

Among those hit the hardest are millions of married, older, white, college-educated Americans who lean towards the Republican Party and who are now giving the party of the elephant more ammunition in their continued battle to sidetrack or eliminate Obamacare entirely.

“It’s not theoretical anymore,” Virginia-based health industry consultant Robert Laszewwki told Politico this week.  You can spin in the White House press room, but these are people who will be sitting down with their friends and families at Thanksgiving sharing stories about their cancellation letters. That’s going to be the only thing that counts.”

Insurance companies are citing Obamacare and requirements of the new law as principal reasons for sending out the millions of cancellation letters.

And Republicans aren’t the only ones having second thoughts about the President’s health care law.  An increasing number of Democrats in Congress now want implementation of the new law delayed and some admit they may want to take a second look at the now often-questioned “reform.”

“It looks like a lot of people are finally waking up,” Florida helath-care consultant John Hawkins tells Capitol Hill Blue.  “This whole mess as many things, but ‘reform’ is one thing that it is not.”

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