So it is no surprise at all that there are still new lies going around the media about Obamacare.
For example, the media is reporting that Obama lied (and knew he was lying) when he said that most people would be able to keep their old health insurance plans if they wanted to. People are upset that their health insurance company is canceling their old insurance plans, but that has been going on for years. Heck, my health insurance policy was canceled last year, and my company switched to a new plan, and now I just found out that the new one is being canceled this year. It has little to do with Obamacare, other than the fact that there are now standards for health insurance.
In fact, CBS News just did a story about a Florida woman who says that her insurance is being canceled, and that the new policy will cost ten times more. Except that CBS ran this story without doing any checking. If they had, they would have learned that her old policy — for which the woman was paying $54 a month — doesn’t really qualify as health insurance as we know it.
The only hospitalization costs it covers are for complications from pregnancy. Like, if she got hit by a car or got very sick, it wouldn’t cover anything. Nor does it cover most outpatient care. What does it cover? Almost nothing. In other words, it is more of a sham than a real insurance policy. And the policy that costs $591 — ten times as much as her current policy? Well, that’s just one of the (real) health plans offered to her, but there are many others, some costing as little $209 per month, while actually, you know, covering her health care costs.
But here’s the ironic part. The story about Obama lying about Obamacare was refuted by conservative website Newsbusters. And the CBS News story? Refuted by Greta Van Susteren on Fox News.
Will wonders never cease?