Obama’s Phony Health Care Facts
Thats according to several Democratic officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the meetings havent been publicly announced. Obama will meet Wednesday morning with House Democrats, then head to the Senate. Officials say its a chance to debrief before lawmakers head home for the August congressional recess. The meetings come as Obama and lawmakers are girding for fall battles over testy fiscal issues, including federal spending levels and an increase in the nations debt ceiling. Obama started pressing anew his economic agenda this week in speeches in three states. Hes traveling Tuesday to Tennessee to continue spotlighting economic issues.
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Fact Check: Obama on Health Care
She found out she had cancer just three weeks ago. The doctor wanted her on a certain drug and first thing they do is deny that drug. I wonder how long she will be covered. They can send jobs overseas, hire non-us citizens for jobs still here, pay for a hockey arena, pay for NASCAR and do this. I hate government control and especially what this new administration is going to do. Complete socialism.
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Federal authority would only grow under any proposal in play. A look at some of Obama’s claims in his prime-time news conference: OBAMA: “We already have rough agreement” on some aspects of what a health care overhaul should involve, and one is: “It will keep government out of health care decisions, giving you the option to keep your insurance if you’re happy with it.” THE FACTS: In House legislation, a commission appointed by the government would determine what is and isn’t covered by insurance plans offered in a new purchasing pool, including a plan sponsored by the government. The bill also holds out the possibility that, over time, those standards could be imposed on all private insurance plans, not just the ones in the pool. Indeed, Obama went on to lay out other principles of reform that plainly show the government making key decisions in health care. He said insurance companies would be barred from dropping coverage when someone gets too sick, limits would be set on out-of-pocket expenses, and preventive care such as checkups and mammograms would be covered. It’s true that people would not be forced to give up a private plan and go with a public one. The question is whether all of those private plans would still be in place if the government entered the marketplace in a bigger way. He addressed some of the nuances under questioning. “Can I guarantee that there are going to be no changes in the health care delivery system?” he said. “No.
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