35 Shares By Mike Miller 3 months ago
Barack Obama infamously promised that Americans could not only keep their healthcare plans if they like them, he said the same about doctors, as well. Sunday, ObamaCare’s architect offered an interesting spin on the doctor promise.
In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, ObamaCare mastermind Zeke Emanuel was pushed by host Chris Wallace to answer a very simple question:
“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?”
Emanuel did his best to dodge the question but Wallace persisted:
“It’s a simple yes or no question. Did he say if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor?”
Backed into a corner, Emanuel’s answer was yet another indictment against Obama’s misleading promises:
“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.”
Wallace and Emanuel continued back and forth at once another – Wallace saying Obama’s promise that Americans could keep their doctors did not include the caveat that it would cost them more to do so – with Emanuel weakly offering that premiums have been increasing – and will continue to increase – anyway.
Clearly, both Emanuel and Obama’s credibility have been irreparably damaged by what was promised – and the reality of what has come to be. To paraphrase Nancy Pelosi, we “have seen what is in it” and we don’t like it – regardless of the equivocation and spin Team Obama tries to feed us.