Remember when Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid promised us that a government takeover of health-care would actually lower cost and reduce the deficit? Remember when we were guaranteed that a bureaucratic overhaul would leave our own current health-care coverage untouched? Oh, and remember when critics were scolded for addressing the forms of government “rationing” that are likely to occur as a result? Well, well. As usual, reality has come back to pimp slap the democrats in the end.
Here are three quick pointers you need to know.
1. The government’s chief Medicare actuary found that, under ObamaCare, costs are expected to see a one percent increase over the next ten years. Not only did his report acknowledge that ObamaCare’s price increases are "plausible and even probable," but it even found that many of the Administration’s much-ballyhooed savings projections are “unrealistic” and “difficult to attain.”
2. If you’re a senior citizen, get ready to kiss your Medicare Advantage plan goodbye! The Obama Administration began to gut this very popular program to the tune of $200 billion, which means that there are millions of seniors who will now be booted off of their current insurance coverage—yep, the same insurance coverage that Barack promised us would go unscathed.
3. The President recently nominated Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Who is Donald Berwick? He’s just another leftist dude in high places who is a big believer in health-care rationing. But don’t take my word for it. Quoth Mr. Berwick: Since “we have a limited resource pool…the decision is not whether or not we will ration care—the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.”