Stanley Feld M.D.,FACP,MACE
Americans are now certain that President Obama lies indiscriminately to them. He tells us what we want to hear. At the beginning of his quest for the presidency all Americans wanted to believe him.
Unfortunately he has been lying to us all along.
YouTube has given Americans the ability to easily review statements President Obama has made to see if he was deceiving us.
His lies about Obamacare are now legend. What follows is a compilation of these lies.
There are compilations of all the lies for each of the scandals including Fast and Furious, Bengashi, the IRS, and the VA among others on YouTube.
President Obama continues to call them all these scandals “phony scandals”.
To paraphrase Carl Sandberg, in his book Prairie Years, “if you tell a lie you better have a good memory.” I do not think President Obama feels he is obligated to have a good memory. YouTube has made this point clear.
Since March 31, 2014 President Obama and his administration have tried to keep Obamacare out of the news. On March 31,2014 President Obama had declared Obamacare an overwhelming success. He declared there is no further need for the press to generate untrue controversy about Obamacare.
The mainstream media has complied with his request. It has been been silent about Obamacare’s ongoing failures.
In the last three months several reports have been published but never have reached the public through the mainstream media.
Americans may never get an accurate projection of Obamacare's impact on the deficit because the administration has not been transparent and or truthful about its impact.
Before Obamacare became law, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected, using figures given to it by the Obama administration, that Obamacare would cost $938 billion over ten years. The CBO also projected Obamacare would reduce the budget deficit by $143 billion over the first decade.
President Obama collected increased hidden taxes for the four years before Obamacare was supposed to be implemented.
Full implementation has now been delayed by five to six years while the increased taxes continued to be collected.
The delay in full implementation is the result of the unconstitutional waivers President Obama gave to some groups.
The original CBO estimate included a $780 billion reduction in Medicare spending cuts along with a double counting scandal.
The addition of $1.8 trillion to the budget deficit as opposed to a $143 billion reduction is a very big difference.
In that same April report, the CBO include a significant footnote:
"CBO and (the Joint Committee on Taxation) can no longer determine exactly how the provisions of the (Affordable Care Act) that are not related to the expansion of health insurance coverage have affected their projections of direct spending and revenues. Isolating the incremental effects of those provisions on previously existing programs and revenues four years after enactment of the ACA is not possible."
“Also it is not clear that the law's proposed Medicare cuts will remain in place. Additionally, unions, insurers, drug makers and medical device companies each would like relief from the law's new tax provisions.”
It was obvious to everyone that Obamacare would not reduce the deficit or decrease healthcare costs.
The bigger issue is none of this was reported in the traditional media. This represents one failure concealed from the American public.
Nonetheless President Obama is still telling Americans Obamacare will save money and reduce the deficit.
In President Obama’s victory lap on YouTube he states over and over again that Obamacare is a tremendous success. It is almost as if he is pleading with the American public to believe him.
The opinions expressed in the blog “Repairing The Healthcare System” are, mine and mine alone.
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