Your right, Funky. The spin-meisters are working overtime to put lipstick on this pig. The latest deception to be fully exposed came just this morning. Check out this exchange between Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday and the "architect" of ObamaCare -Zeke Emanuel:
Wallace: "President Obama famously promised, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Doesn't that turn out to be just as false, just as misleading, as his promise about if you like your plan, you can keep your plan? Isn't it a fact, sir, that a number, most, in fact, of the Obamacare health plans that are being offered on the exchanges exclude a number of doctors and hospitals to lower costs?"
Emanuel: "The president never said you were going to have unlimited choice of any doctor in the country you want to go to."
Wallace: "No. He asked a question. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Did he not say that, sir?"
Emanuel: "He didn't say you could have unlimited choice."
Wallace: "It's a simple yes or no question. Did he say if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor?"
Emanuel: "Yes. But look, if you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that. This is a matter of choice. We know in all sorts of places you pay more for certain -- for a wider range of choices or wider range of benefits.The issue isn't the selective networks. People keep saying, Oh, the problem is you're going to have a selective network--"
Wallace: "Well, if you lose your doctor or lose your hospital--"
Emanuel: "Let me just say something. People are going to have a choice as to whether they want to pay a certain amount for a selective network or pay more for a broader network."
Wallace: "Which will mean your premiums will probably go up."
Emanuel: "They get that choice. That's a choice they always made."
As I said before - Sierra Oscar Alpha Bravo. Nobody who was selling this program EVER said:
"If you like your doctor, you MAY be able to keep your doctor PROVIDING you are willing to pay more - in some cases a LOT more - if the doctor isn't in the ObamaCare network."
Now THAT would have been the truth. But it wouldn't have gotten Obama reelected. THAT'S the motivation these people had and now it's all about revising history. These people won't even admit their lies when they are staring them - and the entire country - right in the face. Can't they see that everybody can see they're just trying to weasel-word their way out of the trick box they put themselves into? Geezus!
This reminds me of the times when I as a parent KNEW the truth, and had to work like a federal prosecutor to pull it out of one of my kids. I hope the voters pound every Democrat who supported these lies in the upcoming elections. They must not be rewarded for their prevarications.