On June 16, 2009, in the earliest days of discussion about what form Obamacare would take, I wrote, Deception and Tyranny Key To Health Care Reform:

The only way the Obama administration and Democrats can force through the types of changes they envision for the health care system is through deception and tyranny. Honesty and freedom have no place in a system of national health care.

And now the deception and tyranny is being exposed for all to see.  You cannot keep your insurance plan and doctor, and administratively Obamacare is not ready for prime time.  Worse still, the dysfunctional nature of restructuring 1/6th of the economy is having ripple effects throughout the health care industry, with patients put at risk and doctors drafting exit plans.

Meanwhile, the Editors of The NY Times are trying to wordsmith away Obama’s clearly knowing false statement that people could keep their insurance plans by saying Obama “misspoke.”

Obama and his aides knew at the time that it was not accurate — they even kicked around whether to make the statement.

At least some other outlets are not playing the game.

From NY Mag, this fairly comprehensive account of how many time that promise was made (h/t Twitchy):

Meanwhile, CBS News reveals this morning that despite Obama’s and Kathleen Sebekius’s repeated assurances earlier this year that healthcare.gov was ready to go, there were clear and present warnings otherwise, Memo reveals health care adviser warned W.H. was losing control 3 years ago:

CBS News is learning the Obama administration knew of the risks associated with the Obamacare rollout well before last month.

Three years ago, a trusted Obama health care adviser warned the White House it was losing control of Obamacare. A memo obtained by CBS News said strong leadership was missing and the law’s successful implementation was in jeopardy. The warnings were specific and dire — and ignored….

David Cutler, who worked on the Obama 2008 campaign and was a valued outside health care consultant wrote this blunt memo to top White House economic adviser Larry Summers in May 2010: “I do not believe the relevant members of the administration understand the president’s vision or have the capability to carry it out.”

Cutler wrote no one was in charge who had any experience in complex business start-ups. He also worried basic regulations, technology and policy coordination would fail….

The White House dismissed these and other warnings. It relied on appointed bureaucrats and senior White House health care advisers. Fearful of constant attacks from congressional Republicans, the White House became secretive about the law’s complexity and regulatory reach.

Memo reveals health care adviser warned W.H. was losing control 3 years ago

Update via Hot Air: New “glitch”: If you like your hospital, you might not be able to keep your hospital.


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