White House Website Still Advertising You’ll Keep Your Plan


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Can the government be sued for false advertising?

Look at what the White House still has on their blog under Reality Check #3:

Linda Douglass of the White House Office of Health Reform debunks the myth that reform will force you out of your current insurance plan or force you to change doctors. To the contrary, reform will expand your choices, not eliminate them.

THE PRESIDENT: Here is a guarantee that I’ve made. If you have insurance that you like, then you will be able to keep that insurance. If you’ve got a doctor that you like, you will be able to keep your doctor. Nobody is trying to change what works in the system. We are trying to change what doesn’t work in the system.

Some lies just won’t die.

We now know that we won’t keep our insurance plans, doctors or hospitals in many cases and only if we pay a lot more.

In addition to the fact that exchanges are expected to pay rates slightly better than Medicaid, the NY Post reports that out of the 1.6 million who signed up for Obamacare, 1.46 million of them signed up for Medicaid, the government’s free healthcare plan which provides subpar service and fewer choices of doctors. This could bankrupt the federal government and the states if if continues.

Doctors can’t afford to take exchange patients and Medicaid patients. The Washington Examiner estimated that 70% of the doctors in Covered California alone will boycott the exchanges.

Dr. Theodore Mazur, an ear, nose and throat doctor said doctors in California cannot afford to take patients for what the exchanges will pay. Medicare pays about $76 for an office visit, Medi-Cal pays about $24 an hour , the exchanges will pay only slightly more than Medi-Cal.

Oncologist Dr. Bill Grace, appearing on The Kelly File said that they are starting to see some of the back end problems and the lack of available doctors. In some areas, there is one pediatrician for 276,000 children.

Dr. Grace said that in some cases Medicaid pays doctors $6.50 for an hour’s work and the exchanges will pay about the same. That is less than half the amount fast food workers hope to make per hour. Burger King is looking more like a career path.

Listen to Dr. Grace:

Insurers will not offer access to the top hospitals either. For instance, in New York, Texas and California, exchanges are not including Memorial Sloan Kettering, MD Anderson or Cedars-Sinai, among others, in an effort to keep the costs down.

It’s the rationing we were told would not happen. Mr. Obama wanted people to have more access to more affordable healthcare and the opposite is coming true. The rich will still have access because they can pay out of pocket. Mr. Obama has actually exacerbated the divide between rich and poor.

Go to healthcare dot gov and click see plans, after you put in minimal information you can see the cost of the plans with the high deductibles. It’s not a pretty picture.