Supposedly, when Marie Antoinette heard that the French peasants were rioting because they had no bread, she suggested naively, “Let them eat cake.”
Obama toured the country saying repeatedly that, if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor and if you like your plan you can keep your plan. In fact, he pointedly claimed that anyone who said differently was lying.
Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of the insufferable Rahm Emanuel, has decided to defend President Obama. Breitbart reports:
Sunday morning Ezekiel Emanuel appeared on Fox News Sunday and had an enlightening exchange with Chris Wallace about one of the President’s signature Obamacare promises.
Wallace pressed Emanuel on the President’s promised that “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.” Eventually, Emanuel responded “If you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that.”
Breitbart is right to call this a “Clintonian” rationalization. Claiming that the President was being truthful because you can still see your doctor if you pay a lot more money is pretty much as audacious as saying that “it depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is.”
But it doesn’t even work on the level that Emanuel claims because the President promised both to let us keep our plans and to keep our doctors. The plan includes the network and the basic level of pricing. To say that we get to keep our doctor “if you want to pay more” is not just misleading; it was a falsehood pure and simple.
Beyond that, the way this “architect” of Obamacare defends the horrid killer program with all the poise and grace of a used car salesman screaming at a complaining customer that it doesn’t matter if the engine is falling out or that the salesmen lied because he has already signed the contract to purchase the lemon.
These people don’t care about you at all. They have some weird scheme in their head about what would be a “better” system. But “better” has nothing to do with more affordable healthcare or higher quality healthcare.
They just want to make your decisions for you and limit your options. And if that makes you suffer more in the process, that’s just a bonus to these people.