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Californians Upset Over Lack Of Doctors Under Obamacare
freebeacon.com ^ | april 4, 2014

Posted on 04/05/2014 2:27:32 PM PDT by lowbridge

Covered California’s Executive Director Peter Lee testified before a Congressional committee about the successes of Covered California.

“It takes, in our mind, three things for an exchange to work. It takes having affordable health plans delivering quality care, it takes effective marketing outreach, and it takes effective enrollment,” Lee said.

Sadly though, Californians newly enrolled in Covered California are facing the grim reality that the care they are receiving is neither affordable, nor quality.

Few doctors are accepting the new health insurance plans, Californians say.

One Californian woman told KPIX-CA, “This is not what we were promised.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; democratcare; obamacare
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1 posted on 04/05/2014 2:27:33 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

We tried to tell you...


2 posted on 04/05/2014 2:28:55 PM PDT by LucyT (If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: lowbridge

ping to follow - thanks for posting!


3 posted on 04/05/2014 2:29:08 PM PDT by 88keys (broken glass GOP; it matters, replace the Dems. 2014!!)
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To: lowbridge

Duh.

I’ve had a lot of people tell me to jump aboard when they hear our astronomical costs. I just tell them I believe there will be huge problems and I am going to try and keep our doctors. I will be proven right and they will be out o luck.


4 posted on 04/05/2014 2:30:47 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: lowbridge
"One Californian woman told KPIX-CA, 'This is not what we were promised.'"

Man, has she got a lot more waking up to do.

5 posted on 04/05/2014 2:30:47 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: lowbridge

“It’s all the fault of those wascally wepublicans!”


6 posted on 04/05/2014 2:31:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: lowbridge

“It’s all the fault of those wascally wepublicans!”


7 posted on 04/05/2014 2:31:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: lowbridge

Its Commiefornia..trust me I live here I can call it that..they will continue to vote Dem because their brains are wired to believe whatever Dems tell them to believe..the only ones getting “Free” health care here are the illegals so they love it


8 posted on 04/05/2014 2:35:55 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: lowbridge
Californians Upset Over Lack Of Doctors Under Obamacare


9 posted on 04/05/2014 2:36:11 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: lowbridge
It takes having affordable health plans delivering quality care

I'm not so sure you know the meaning of the word affordable.

10 posted on 04/05/2014 2:36:46 PM PDT by matt04
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To: lowbridge

Promises, Promises.


11 posted on 04/05/2014 2:38:41 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: lowbridge

Maybe it’s not too late for them to get an appointment with Dr. Obvious...


12 posted on 04/05/2014 2:41:32 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: BenLurkin

““It’s all the fault of those wascally republicans!””

Not here in CA! The CARATS own this lock, stock and barrel!


13 posted on 04/05/2014 2:42:35 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: lowbridge
Few doctors are accepting the new health insurance plans

But that could change with the stroke of a pen and a phone call.

14 posted on 04/05/2014 2:43:24 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: All
Joe Wilson was lacerated when he shouted "You Lie." Obama lying about O/Care in the SOTU way back then continued apace---illustrative of his favorite pastime: manipulating public opinion.

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4/3/14 WSJ--NOONAN: A CATASTROPHE LIKE NO OTHER (WH spin shows a calculated Obama)

SNIP-- Support it or not, you cannot look at ObamaCare and call it anything but a huge, historic mess....utterly unique in the annals of American lawmaking and govt administration.....

.....then-Democratic speaker Pelosi blithely, mindlessly said---but in a way forthcomingly—that we have to pass it to find out what's in it. .... an historic admission that she was fighting hard for something she herself didn't understand, but she had every confidence regulators and bureaucratic interpreters would tell her in time what she'd done.

....for the next three years Democrats would carry on like blithering idiots making believe they'd read the bill and understood its implications. They were later taken aback by complaints from their constituents.

The White House seems to have understood, and lied to Americans in a way so specific, it showed they knew exactly what to spin and how. "If you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan, period."

Your existing policy had to pass muster; the admin would fight to the death to ensure that 60-year-old women have pediatric dental coverage.

....the president's victory lap approach on Tuesday, when he announced the purported 7.1 million enrollees. "The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay. . . . was political showbiz of a particular sort, asking whether the picture given of a thing will counter the experience of the thing.

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The following stunning Noonan insight made me forget all the things I didn't like about her.

"Pelosi's urgings inspired Democrats, who for the next three years would carry on like blithering idiots making believe they'd read the bill and understood its implications. They were later taken aback by complaints from their constituents. "

The White House, on the other hand, seems to have understood what the bill would do, and lied in a way so specific it showed they knew exactly what to spin and how.

"Keep your plan" of course was the president, misrepresenting the facts of his signature legislative effort. Your existing policy had to pass muster with the administration, which would fight to the death to ensure that 60-year-old women have pediatric dental coverage.

15 posted on 04/05/2014 2:43:54 PM PDT by Liz
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To: lowbridge

I thought California was the great ‘success story’ of Obamacare and proves that ‘it works’.


16 posted on 04/05/2014 2:44:14 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: lowbridge

“One Californian woman told KPIX-CA, “This is not what we were promised.””

The doctors don’t want to treat you leaches for what pay the government is offering.


17 posted on 04/05/2014 2:45:44 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: lowbridge

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise! Sometimes you DO get what you voted for. Happy now?


18 posted on 04/05/2014 2:46:00 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lowbridge
Californians Upset Over Lack Of Doctors Under Obamacare

E.S.A.D., Californistan. You wanted it, SOAK IN IT.

19 posted on 04/05/2014 2:47:00 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: lowbridge

Dumbsh*t CA.

Just keep voting dimbulbcrat and wait for the big one.

We no longer give a sh...er...smelly Obamathing.


20 posted on 04/05/2014 2:47:32 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: windsorknot

Lies, Damned Lies, and Obamacare.


21 posted on 04/05/2014 2:47:35 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: windsorknot
Few doctors are accepting the new health insurance plans

But that could change with the stroke of a pen and a phone call.

Yup, the idiot in chief could easily cause there to be even FEWER Doctors then there are now. Of course that would be his excuse for even more immigration reform.

22 posted on 04/05/2014 2:47:41 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: fwdude

Wow, whatta surprise.

The Universe is a cruel and unforgiving place. Stiff the doctors, and they go away, either to retire, go into concierge practice, or leave the country altogether.

Part of the means by which medical costs are to be “contained” is by cutting payments to the medical professionals. A very short-sighted policy, as history shall show us once again. If only mediocrity is rewarded, then only mediocrity shall we get. Adequate or acceptable, but not very good, and even that, in short supply.


23 posted on 04/05/2014 2:48:16 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: lowbridge
One Californian woman told KPIX-CA, “This is not what we were promised.”

Play stupid games (vote for Democrats), win stupid prizes (Obamacare).

24 posted on 04/05/2014 2:49:50 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: lowbridge

Two Californicate friends have a total of ten MD s. When you count all their specialists and their primary doctors. None, zero of the ten will accept O- care patients.


25 posted on 04/05/2014 2:50:54 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: lowbridge
COVERED CALIFORNIA EXCHANGE A MAJOR OBAMACARE DEBACLE Two years ago, The New York Times reported that Covered California, the Golden State's Obamacare exchange, "poured significant state resources into a detailed marketing plan -- developed not by state health bureaucrats but by the global marketing powerhouse Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, which has an initial $900,000 contract with the exchange."

Ogilvy's plan was to tap major network TV shows like "Grey's Anatomy" and "Modern Family" to sell Americans on the health care law.

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Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Brent Bozell / /FR Posted by Kaslin

Obama aide Valerie Jarrett told a celebrity gossip website POPSUGAR why she had come to Hollywood. "I'm meeting with writers of various TV shows and movies to try to get it into the scripts." The "it" is Obamacare.

Conservatives are no match for liberals in this arena. The White House people know the immense cultural power the left has in popular culture. Liberals rightly credit TV and movies and pop songs for America's growing support for gay "marriage." So why not use that power for Obamacare?

Jarrett told POPSUGAR that they've used all kinds of famous people to push Obamacare: "We're talking to celebrities. We're talking to athletes, because obviously they get injured a lot and many of them are the same age as the market we're going after. And what (athletes) can say is, 'Look, you never know when life is going to throw you a curve ball. You're walking down the street, you're a little clumsy, you trip, you fall -- where do you end up? Emergency room. A couple grand just to walk in the door ... Who can afford that?'"

But there's something undignified and even insulting in the way Team Obama has taken the largest transfer of power from the individual to the state and is trying to accomplish it in the cheesiest venues, like sitcoms and fake-interview comedy shows. It speaks to a dumbed-down popular culture. Sadder still is watching the president feeding it.

So far, the Obama-loving networks seemed to have drawn a line (nets refused prime time for O/Care's faked "victory lap") and has avoided clunky plot contrivances in its top programs to push a blatantly Obama-boosting agenda. But Obamacare is still wildly unpopular, and the White House clearly thinks most people aren't serious enough to be persuaded by watching CNN or MSNBC.

It would rather have your favorite fictional TV characters grab your lapels and tell you to get on the Obamacare bandwagon. It won't admit that Obamacare's promise is as fictional as those programs.

26 posted on 04/05/2014 2:53:21 PM PDT by Liz
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To: lowbridge
It is worse than that, libscum and other assorted leeches. A lot of doctors are simply quitting. You won't be able to get health care period. Hint, morons: “affordable” insurance is NOT health care.

BTW, several doctors I know are moving out of the country because they don't want to be conscripted to provide health care aka be slaves.

FU Low information voters and other leftscum. You deserve to die horribly from lack of health care because of what you have wrought. A lot of good people are also going to die, too.

27 posted on 04/05/2014 2:53:34 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Lazamataz

Lice, Damned Lice, and 0bamacare!


28 posted on 04/05/2014 2:54:09 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: lowbridge

I believe all these azzholes were told that this was going to happen. According to the Obamacare creeps, you do not need doctors because doctors cost money.

Here folks, they are supplying everyone with SEIU fakes.

Ain’t Democrat Obama health delivery great?

Ain’t no end to the stupidity in this country. All these low info dopes thought doctors and hospitals were going to give them quality health care with hardly any payment.

Enjoy it lefties, you own this crap.


29 posted on 04/05/2014 2:54:17 PM PDT by dforest
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To: lowbridge

Mrs. Hugin has an employee with cancer who is in the middle of treatment and she found out the center she was getting care from wouldn’t take her new Obamacare insurance. The only place she could go was twice as far away, in a bad part of the city. She called the old place and eventurally got ahold of the CEO, and he finally agreed to let her finish her treatment there. I doubt most people had such a happy ending.

But according to Harry Reid I’m making this up. Can I get a check from the Koch brothers now?


30 posted on 04/05/2014 2:55:30 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: lowbridge

When people start seeing their kids die because of obamacare, the gloves WILL come off. And it WILL happen.

BTW, administration media whores (if any of you lurk here), YOU will be in the crosshairs.

PS I have no kids, so I am not speaking about myself.


31 posted on 04/05/2014 3:01:15 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: matt04

or quality


32 posted on 04/05/2014 3:04:52 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Liz

They can lie and propagandize all they want but unlike most of their bullsh*t, people are actually seeing and feeling the horrible effects of Obamacare in the here and now.


33 posted on 04/05/2014 3:05:54 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: piytar
BTW, several doctors I know are moving out of the country because they don't want to be conscripted to provide health care aka be slaves.

And I think there are going to be fewer quality doctors in the pipeline if my grand nephew is indicative. He could have easily been a doctor but he saw what was coming and declined the honor. Next month he receives his PhD in engineering. Smart man.

34 posted on 04/05/2014 3:07:04 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: lowbridge

Californians deserve every negative result of Obamacare, whether it be lack of care, lack of doctors or higher costs. They wanted this crap socialism, now let them reap the “benefits” of their stupidity.


35 posted on 04/05/2014 3:07:11 PM PDT by falcon99
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To: piytar

BINGO
Wait until people have their kids or spouse or any of their dearly beloved family members lose health care and have to go on this shitty plan and lose their doctor who is treating them for a serious condition. It’s not going to be pretty and frankly these bastards in power who don’t have to use Obamacare, need to be given the Mussolini treatment. It’s not good to mess with peoples most personal and private things in life; their health care, their health care choices.


36 posted on 04/05/2014 3:10:10 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: lowbridge

Yeah, Juan. Make America a free fire zone for criminals, thugcops, and the government.

BTW, ya moron, you do realize that you will be one of the first ones put up against the wall and shot if you get your way? Nah, probably not. You are clearly too ignorant of history to have noticed that ever-recurring pattern.

I’d say FUJW, but your “buddies” on the left will do it for me, probably with a 9mm to the back of the skull. Ya MORON.


37 posted on 04/05/2014 3:10:25 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: piytar

Ooops, wrong thread.


38 posted on 04/05/2014 3:11:03 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: falcon99

welp I read on AOL today how wonderful Obamacare enrollment is going and has met expectations.

Nice huh? The lies the media tells for their king is amazing. I guess it’s a little better than NYT telling us that Obamacare issues are all in our small little mind, and that nobody is losing insurance. Same with the knockout game...all lies and a myth.


39 posted on 04/05/2014 3:12:52 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“they will continue to vote Dem because their brains are wired to believe whatever Dems tell them to believe..the only ones getting “Free” health care here are the illegals so they love it”

Exactly. It’s in their DNA to vote Dumocrap. My Gf works for Cedars Sinai and the free “doctors’ who treat them are interns who need the practice LOL, especially in the county hospitals.


40 posted on 04/05/2014 3:14:11 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: lowbridge
One Californian woman told KPIX-CA, “This is not what we were promised.”

Cry me a river.

B!tch.

41 posted on 04/05/2014 3:24:19 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: lowbridge
Note to utopian socialist fools

Its called reality

Deal with it


42 posted on 04/05/2014 3:26:40 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: lowbridge

It is only going to get worse.


43 posted on 04/05/2014 3:49:42 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: lowbridge
Next will come the laws that enslave doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers, mandating their time and services and putting caps on their pay.

What else can marxists do when reality gets in their way?

44 posted on 04/05/2014 4:02:09 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: fwdude
One Californian woman told KPIX-CA, “This is not what we were promised.”

Translation: "I dun got my free bamafone, now where be my free bamacare?"

45 posted on 04/05/2014 4:23:12 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: lowbridge
Hey! ... Socialism causes artificial shortages? Who knew?

Only a lib could watch pictures of Soviet citizens waiting in line for non-existent bread and think that the problem is too little government involvement.

46 posted on 04/05/2014 4:25:21 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: GBA

“Next will come the laws that enslave doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers, mandating their time and services and putting caps on their pay.”

I’m sure that’s going to work out well. Are you envisioning medical FEMA camps? Should doctors be forced to wear the equivalent of a yellow star? Just think how many more doctors will retire early and leave the country. The ones that do actually stay won’t be working very hard.

Two quotes to keep in mind:
They pretend to pay and we pretend to work.
The beatings will continue until morale improves.


47 posted on 04/05/2014 4:32:34 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: lowbridge

This can be easily fixed. Just tell doctors that they either will provide services under Obamacare or will be taxed the amount of their income. Problem solved. [/sarc]


48 posted on 04/05/2014 4:37:13 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: lowbridge
The newly hired Obamacare doctor will see you now.
49 posted on 04/05/2014 4:38:30 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Col Freeper

Why do people sign up for CoveredCalifornia (ObamaCare) here in California?

One guy I know...Obama cancelled his insurance, so he had no choice.

A lady was paying $313/month. Starting 1April14, the insurer, Blue* raised her payment by 20%. More than she could afford. So she signed up for ObamaCare (Blue* Bronze Plan).
The actual coverage is pretty bad.
$5,000 deductible
high copays
less post-deductible/copay payments from insurer.
But with the ObamaCare subsidy I, you and others pay for, she has a $659/month bill (absurdly expensive for the given coverage) of which she only has to pay $1 (one dollar) per month and you, me and other taxpayers pay the other $658.

The Bronze Plan is worth a dollar a month.
Good deal for her (assuming she can find a doctor who will take the low ObamaCare reembursement rates).
Not so good for the rest of the Country.

Bottom line, the people signing up are those who had better coverage for less money, but Obama cancelled their coverage and so they had no choice.
And those getting large taxpayer-provided subsidies (insurance companies happy...they get big bucks for small coverage...but they wrote the law that way.)


50 posted on 04/05/2014 4:40:35 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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