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Chronicling Obamacare's Broken Promises

February 04, 2011 J

Proponents of Obamacare told us that the health care takeover would help cut the federal budget, allow you and me to keep our doctor, and lower health premiums, among other promises. Since becoming law, report after report has documented that Obamacare has not lived up to its promises.

Below is a list chronicling numerous news reports about Obamacare’s impact on our health care system and how it has not lived up to its false promises. The list will be updated periodically, so check back often!

You Can Keep Your Current Plan? The Road To Single Payer — Insurers Dropping Coverage

Tina Korbe: Some company retirees can’t keep their health care plan after all
If you like your Medicare Advantage plan, thanks to Obamacare, you probably cannot keep it.
“Aetna… Will Terminate Current Policies Held By State Residents.”
Aetna Leaves The Child-Only Individual Insurance Market and The Small-Group Market.
Twenty States Now Have No Insurers Offering Child-Only Policies.
The Principal Financial Group Cuts Health Plans As New Law Takes Hold
Harvard Pilgrim Cancels Medicare Advantage Plan
McDonald’s could drop health insurance coverage for 30,000 hourly workers

3M Company announced it would eventually stop offering its health insurance plan to retirees
Obamacare is threatening to undercut the employee health care plans of 150 million workers and family members.
The New York Times: Waivers Address Talk of Dropping Health Coverage
Obamacare has failed to meet its goal of expanding pre-existing coverage by 97.8 percent.
New York’s largest health care provider union announced that it is dropping health care coverage for children.
Pursuant to Obamacare, federal regulators will decide what benefits health insurers will and will not cover.

The Cost Factor – Premiums On The Rise, The Federal Budget, Taxes
Health care premiums will reach a five year high in Atlanta in 2011
Seniors in the Medicare Advantage Plan will be forced to pay more, might lose coverage
Obamacare raising rates on retirees with private plans
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, has received approval to raise rates between 19%-44%
Boeing sent a letter to employees last week blaming Obamacare for an increase in health care costs for 90,000 nonunion workers.
In an e-mail to employees, AARP admitted health care premiums will increase by 8 percent to 13 percent next year because of Obamacare.
Los Angeles Times: Blue Shield of California seeks rate hikes of as much as 59% for individuals
While the Department of Health and Human Services more than tripled the number of Obamacare waivers to over 700 yesterday, Medicare Chief Actuary Richard Foster told the House Budget Committee that Obamacare will not hold health care costs down and will force people to change their health insurance.
The Heritage Foundation: Repeal Doesn’t Increase Deficit utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning%2BBell
List of Tax Hikes in Obamacare

Waivers & Lost Jobs
Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Ind., is cutting 50 jobs thanks to Obamacare.
Philip Klein: Administration to Grant ObamaCare Waivers to Some Lucky Businesses
The Obama Administration has granted 111 waivers from Obamacare regulations to employers, insurers, and union plans, covering 1.2 million people.

Medicaid & The States
With costly Obamacare mandates approaching, nearly half a dozen states, including Washington, Texas, and South Carolina, are now considering dropping out of Medicaid.
Doctors say cuts to Medicare are forcing them to shift away from treating the elderly.

Miscellaneous
18 of the 20 Doctors in Congress support repealing Obamacare.
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. doctors surveyed fear Obamacare will worsen care for patients, and hurt their income.

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