Time to throw out the milk. Another Obama promise with an expired expiration date. This one is the now famous … you can keep your health insurance promise, Remember?
White House officials suggest the president’s rhetoric shouldn’t be taken literally: What Obama really means is that government isn’t about to barge in and force people to change insurance.
Then this from the same article:
MIT’s Jonathan Gruber, a leading health economist, said Obama’s promise shouldn’t be taken as a sign that Americans will be able to keep indefinitely the same coverage they have now.
“With or without reform, that won’t be true,” said Gruber. “His point is that the government is not going to force you to give up what you have, but that’s not to say other circumstances won’t make that happen.” He predicts only a small share of employers will drop coverage, and they will use the money they would have spent on premiums to give raises to their workers.
Raises? Well, he works in an ivory tower. No teach … employers will not be giving us raises because they are saving on health care. They’ll keep the dough and we’ll get your crummy health care. Raises. Oh brother.
BTW … Heritage was on this yesterday.
Less than 24 hours after Heritage Foundation President Ed Feulner questioned the veracityof President Obama’s persistent claim that, under his health care proposals, “if you like your insurance package you can keep it”, the White House has begun to walk the President’s claim back. Turns out he didn’t really mean it.