Skip to comments.Obamacare fact check: Slippery claims on health care law costs, coverage, budget
Posted on 10/02/2013 3:01:04 PM PDT by JediJones
The president is being a bit slippery on the costs of coverage...
On these points, caveat emptor:
...Those who choose bronze will have to pay 40 percent of their medical bills out of pocket through deductibles and copayments. A family's share of medical costs could go as high as $12,700 a year, or $6,350 for individuals, on top of...premiums.
...Obama is referring to an administration analysis that finds premiums are coming in 16 percent lower than had been estimated by experts at the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office... But it's a stretch to suggest that numbers crunched by CBO's experts would reflect the expectations of regular consumers.
...McCarthy is correct, Obama said exactly that. It was an empty promise, made repeatedly. Sebelius picks her words more carefully but still offers misleading assurances.
...Nothing in the health care law guarantees that people can keep the health insurance they already have.
...But "nothing changes" for those with good insurance? Not so. The landscape is already shifting.
...[U.S. debt] stood at $10.6 trillion the day Obama took office. It's now $16.7 trillion, according to the Treasury Department's Bureau of the Public Debt.
...Thus, the national debt has increased by $6.1 trillion under Obama the largest increase to date under any president...
...Despite shrinking deficits, the debt is still rising because the U.S. government still must borrow 19 cents of every dollar it spends.
...Raising the debt ceiling is not the same as a consumer merely making monthly payments on existing debt. It's very much like a consumer getting approved for a higher cap on a credit card. It doesn't mean the consumer will necessarily spend more, but it makes higher spending possible.
...involuntary part-time work is up a whopping 75.6 percent since August 2007... businesses...are cutting hours...to keep them below the 30-hour threshold...
(Excerpt) Read more at pennlive.com ...
Well, actually that's more than one word, but you know what I mean.
Does not appear to be an actual AP article.
No kidding, he chit all over ours. We now have less for more.
Just google the below title, the same article is also on HuffPo, Yahoo, ABC, etc. credited to AP. Each place changes the headline slightly.
Slippery claims on health
It’s written by Calvin Woodward of the AP. The link I used didn’t mention the author’s name.
One of my favorite books. Should be required reading.
Looks like the worm has turned for the AP staffers as they’ve found out they’ve been royally screwed by Obamacare just like the rest of us peasants. Must be hell for the formerly privileged to find out that they’re really just peasants like everyone else.
My apologies, then. I tried clicking on the links at the site to see if it was re-posted anywhere with the AP tagline but the links weren’t working.
Thank you for correcting my error.