"If we don't change. If we don't reform the system. Then people are going to lose their health care. Or it's going to take a bigger and bigger chunk of their paycheck. Or their employer is going to start dropping coverage. Or the Federal Government is going to stop -- being able to reimburse everything on Medicare and Medicaid," he said.
OK, every word of that is 100% correct.
But when you scratch past the surface you find this:
"We have not drawn lines in the sand, other than that reform has to control costs and that it has to provide relief to people who don't have health insurance or are under-insured," the president said.
And that my friends is socialized medicine, and that will destroy the American health care system and it will deny service just as it does in ever country which has socialized medicine. You can't have health care without paying for it. The rich do not owe you, nor can they afford or agree to pay for your, health care.
You have to get rid of insurance. Replacing private insurance with a social program that does the same thing will have little or no effect on costs. BO said that Employers will start making decisions and that means decreasing coverage, increasing how much you pay, or simply ending coverage entirely. Well, if that is what we have to do to get rid of insurance then so be it. But insurance has got to go! Its that simple, because insurance is exactly what has driven up costs, that and government interference.
But people, there are much worse things being proposed here including mandated health care coverage. Unbelievable. In one sentence BO says that Employers will be allowed to adjust of even cease coverage and then in another statement he says he's going to punish Employers for doing that. Its all double-speak. BO is trying to tell the left what they want to hear and the right what they want to hear, doctors what they want to hear, patients what they want to hear, insurers what they want to hear. What is the actual plan?