This is what the death panels were for
As one of his crazy lies, Obama claimed that ObamaCare would reduce the deficit and cut health care spending.
Obama took on the insurance companies to pass comprehensive health insurance reform. Health insurance reform ends the worst practices of insurance companies, which will reduce health care costs and make coverage more affordable for all Americans.
In keeping with the President’s pledge that reform must fix our health care system without adding to the deficit, the Affordable Care Act reduces the deficit, saving over $200 billion over 10 years and more than $1 trillion in the second decade.
The pants. They burn.
Why by 2014, we'll actually be making money off health care. And we'll use that money to build space stations that will beam concentrated health care down to earth.
Wait... government made something more expensive by taking it over? How did the President of Venezuela, who just promised everyone in the country a Plasma TV, and the President of Venezuela-on-the-Potomac, who promised everyone cheap health care, not know this?
Note this graph doesn't yet include the big changes that will take place on January 1st. But what we are already seeing I think qualifies as another promise broken by President Obama. During his press conference yesterday, Obama again attacked insurance companies, blaming them for any future problems with Obamacare.
And -- and so what we want to do is to be able to say to these folks, you know what, the Affordable Care Act is not going to be the reason why insurers have to cancel your plan. Now, what folks may find is the insurance companies may still come back and say, we want to charge you 20 percent more than we did last year, or we're not going to cover prescription drugs now. But that will -- that's in the nature of the market that existed earlier. . . .
So apparently the free market is a pre-existing condition not covered by ObamaCare.
But, oddly enough, health insurance was far more affordable before Obama launched a government takeover of it. But I blame the insurance companies for mandating that every plan had to provide junkies, sex change operators and the insane with everything they wanted, even if the people buying them weren't crazy druggies who wanted to pretend they were women.
Oh wait... that was Obama. Not the insurance companies.
But that's okay... this is what the death panels were for. Don't worry. There aren't actually any death panels. Obama said so. And if you can't believe his crazy lies...