Obama’s Lies About ObamaCare – UPDATE

20 08 2009

LiarUPDATE (9.10.09):

Last night, during Obama’s speech pushing HR 3200 (more commonly known as ObamaCare) on Americans, Rep. Joe Wilson cried out from the audience: “You lie!”

For that outburst, he has since apologized profusely. But that hasn’t stopped a bipartisan effort to “punish” Congressman Wilson.

What rank hypocrisy!

Here’s an exchange on NBC’s Meet The Press of December 5, 2004, between the host, Tim Russert, and Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada):

MR. RUSSERT:  When the president [George W. Bush] talked about Yucca Mountain and moving the nation’s nuclear waste there, you were very, very, very strong in your words. You said, “President Bush is a liar. He betrayed Nevada and he betrayed the country.” Is that rhetoric appropriate?

SEN. REID:  I don’t know if that rhetoric is appropriate.  That’s how I feel, and that’s how I felt.

Rep. Joe Wilson is right. When Obama said that illegal aliens will not have access to ObamaCare, he lied. This is why Giovanni’s World is reviving this post from last month.

Please scroll down this post for “Lie No. 7.”

The truth is that there is no mechanism in HR 3200 to ensure that illegal aliens won’t get ObamaCare. To introduce just such a mechanism, Congressman Dean Heller (R-NV) proposed an amendment to verify that only U.S. citizens can access federal health care. But Democrats defeated this amendment by a vote of 26-15.

Giovanni’s World now challenge President Obama to make good on his promise last night that illegal aliens indeed will not be covered by the health care “reform” bill. Ask your fellow Dems to approve Rep. Heller’s amendment!

~Eoywn

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It is simply stunning how this man and his Dem allies in Congress can lie to Americans — repeatedly, boldfacedly, and without shame.

Here are Obama’s lies about HR 3200 — the nationalized health care reform bill, better known as ObamaCare.

As you read through the seven lies, please ask yourself this question:

If it’s not a lie, why have the Democrats blocked every proposed amendment introduced by Republicans to ensure that it’s not a lie?

~Eowyn

………….

Lie No. 1: ObamaCare will not fund abortion

The Truth: 7 amendments to HR 3200 to prevent taxpayer-financed abortion were all BLOCKED

Amendment from Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX)
to prohibit any federal requirements on insurance plans to cover abortions (Democrats defeated it: 23-18)
Amendment from Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
to prevent taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortions
(Democrats defeated this amendment: 22-19)
Amendment from Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN)
to prevent requirements to cover abortions in group health plans
Amendment from Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN)
to prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions
Republican Senators in the Senate HELP Committee
attempted to exclude abortions services from the bill but were defeated
Amendment from Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) and Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI)
to specifically prohibit federal funds from being used to cover abortion services
Amendment from Roy Blunt (R-MO), Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) and Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) to block any government requirement on health insurance networks to include abortion

The Truth: A pro-abortion Amendment was PASSED

Amendment from Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) to require at least one insurance plan to cover abortion in each geographical region, to cover ALL abortion services, and allow affordability credits (taxpayer-funded subsidies) to be used for health insurance plans that cover abortions.

Lie No. 2: ObamaCare will let you keep the health care plan you like

The Truth: 5 Amendments to protect your freedom to choose a plan you like were all BLOCKED

Amendment from Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) to preserve Americans’ freedom to choose & keep the coverage they like
i.e., high deductible plans, Health Savings Account (HSA)
Amendment from Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) to ensure that nothing in the bill could prevent individuals from keeping their current health benefit plan
Amendment from Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT), and Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) to include HSAs plans in the bill’s definition of a “qualified health benefits plan.”
Amendment from Rep. Rep. John Kline (R-MN) to give employees greater say regarding the preservation of their employer-sponsored health insurance (This amendment was soundly defeated, with 28 Democrat members voting no.)
Amendment from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to let Americans keep the insurance they like by striking the government-run plan (Democrats defeated this amendment: 25-15)

Lie No. 3: ObamaCare will allow you to enroll in private insurance

The Truth: Amendment to allow Americans to choose private coverage was BLOCKED

Amendment from Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) to repeal the prohibition to allow Americans to continue to enroll in private individual market health plans (Democrats defeated this amendment: 26-15)

Lie No. 4: ObamaCare will not deny doctors and hospitals the right to choose the plan they want to be in

The Truth: Amendment to allow doctors & hospital to choose plans they want was BLOCKED

Amendment from Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) to ban the Health and Human Services Secretary from forcing providers to participate in the government-run plan (Democrats defeated this amendment: 25-16)

Lie No. 5: ObamaCare will not mean medical rationing

The Truth: Amendment against government making medical decisions; government rationing & control was BLOCKED

Amendment from Rep. Wally Herger (R-CA) prohibit the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from using CER to make coverage determinations

Lie No. 6: ObamaCare will not mean long waiting times for the sick

The Truth: Amendment to protect Americans from long wait times was BLOCKED

Amendment from Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) to eliminate the public plan if its enrollees experienced longer wait times than in private health plans. These people would then be able to enroll in private health plans offered on the Health Insurance Exchange.

Lie No. 7: ObamaCare will not cover illegal immigrants

The Truth: Amendment to keep illegals out of ObamaCare was BLOCKED

Amendment from Rep. Dean Heller (R-NV) to verify that only citizens can access federal health care
(Democrats defeated this amendment: 26-15)

Lie No. 8: ObamaCare will treat every American equally

The Truth: Amendment to require Congress to enroll in ObamaCare was BLOCKED

Amendment from Rep. Dean Heller (R-NV) to require Congress to enroll in ObamaCare & drop from their successful Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) (Democrats defeated this amendment: 21-18)

OTHER REPUBLICAN AMENDMENTS BLOCKED BY DEMOCRATS
Democrats block common-sense changes to Health Care bill

● Stop the government-run health plan
● Prohibit new taxes until Medicare fraud rate is reduced to below 1%
● Prevent bureaucrats from making personal medical decisions for patients
● Establish a $1 trillion deficit cap
● Waive the employer mandate if it will cause layoffs, worker salary cuts, or reductions in hiring
● Protect employers from unfair taxation
● Protect employers who offer health care coverage to their workers
● Create small business health plans
● Require the government-run plan to operate under the same rules as private health plans
● Specify that Congress should read the health care bill before voting on it
● Keep President Obama’s tax pledge not to raise taxes
● Ensure that workers who like their current health plan can keep it
● Ensure Americans cannot be forced into a government-run health care plan
● Stop seniors from being stripped of their health care choices
● Prohibit unfair advantages for government-run health plan
● Keep the federal government from choosing “favored” physicians
● Allow states to opt out
● Slow Medicare’s march toward bankruptcy

From: FactReal, “Obama Is Lying…Check the ObamaCare Amendments,” August 20, 2009, http://factreal.wordpress.com/2009/08/20/obama-is-lying-check-the-obamacare-amendments/.

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5 responses

21 08 2009
littlemissmuffin

Air America calls him a “charming liar” and the left is getting fed up. Watch video:

http://www.thefoxnation.com/air-america/2009/08/20/air-america-radio-calls-obama-charming-liar

21 08 2009
littlemissmuffin

Another great video about deathcare:

21 08 2009
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10 09 2009
K Williams

I would say that if more of the republican party was like Mr Wilson this nation would be better off right now. All Senators and Congressmen need to speak out and call pig a pig.

10 09 2009
steve

The GOP has no spine………they sit there and take lie’s and attacks on the people they rep lying down. Finally someone spoke up and now his fellow GOP are tripping over themselves to distance themselves from it……….They fold like a cheap camera…………gutless wonders

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