President Obama and the Democratic legislative leaders promised the following benefits of the Affordable Care Act:
1) reduce insurance premiums,
2) allow us to keep our health care plans,
3) allow people to keep their doctors, and
4) save the Treasury $100 billion during the first decade.
Previously, when snake-oil salesmen visited, Americans knew, If something sounds too good to be true, it is too good to be true.
Are you one of the over half of Americans that, according to surveys disapprove, of Obamacare?
Lets look at Obamacare promises. Like the original Affordable Care website, the promises seem flawed.
First, many citizens report increased premiums hurt their standard of living and make household budgeting difficult. For example, one Alabama family went from $380 a month to $828 per month. Do you or your friends report increased costs?
Secondly, in November, 4.2 million individuals stood to lose their plans.
Thirdly, because insurers must narrow providers to control costs, many will be not able to keep their doctor. Lastly, far from saving money, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius testified under oath that Obamacare would, increase the debt $400 dollars over the next decade.
In the 1960s and 1970s, we used the term credibility gap to describe the gap between a Presidents rhetoric and reality. May I humbly suggest we witness a credibility gap between Mr. Obamas rhetoric and reality?
As the number of Obamacare losers grows, are you satisfied with Obamacare?
Philip W. Chapman