A lot has been said and promised concerning Health Care reform. Sen. Obama promised that under his plan you and I could get the same coverage that Congress is receiving. Let me repeat Barack Obama promised during his campaign that his Health Care Reform would mean that you and me would receive Congressional Health Care Coverage! Obama promised this in a speech on Sept 20, 2008 at Dayton Beach Florida at Bethune-Cookman University . (see transcript)
Change means keeping the promise of affordable, accessible health care for every single American. Under my plan, if you have health insurance, nothing changes for you, except that my plan will lower your health care costs. If you don’t,you’ll be able to get the same kind of coverage that members of Congress give themselves.–Sen. Barack Hussein Obama, Sept. 20, 2008, at Bethune- Cookman UniversityNow I’m totally used to Democrats saying one thing and then coming back later to either lie, modify or totally contradict their original statements. But I must admit that I’m totally stunned by Barack Hussein Obama’s and the media’s total omission and overlooking of Obama’s promise that you and me; Joe and Jane American would be afforded the same health care that Congress receives.
It’s true, so now that it’s established that Obama said that under his health care plan we would be able to get the same kind of coverage that members of Congress give themselves so why did Congress exempt themselves from coming under the Democrat proposed HealthCare Reform? That’s right Congress has totally exempted itself from the Health Care reform that they want to force on you and me!
Under the current draft of the Democrat healthcare legislation, members of Congress are curiously exempt from the government-run health care option, keeping their existing health plans and services on Capitol Hill.You probably heard that Obama is going around attempting to sell his Health Care plan because it’s in trouble, right? His basic argument is the world will end if his plan isn’t enacted immediately. He even showed up at an AARP telephone townhall meeting recently. One caller named Robert asked, If health reforms “were so great,” why don’t members of Congress have to participate? Bingo!
If Members of Congress believe so strongly that government-run health care is the best solution for hard working American families, I think it only fitting that Americans see them lead the way. Public servants should always be accountable and responsible for what they are advocating.—Congressman John Fleming (see source)
That is the question! If Obama’s promised “Congressional health care” for all then why is he and Congress creating an elitist group and a common group of Health Care users.
Obama’s response was that in his mind he is offering Congressional Health Care for all. He should realty read the bill
Well I actually think that the Health Care exchange that people like Jeannine would be able to participant in would be very similar to the kind of program that we have for the federal health care employees.
But keep in mind this is something that I can’t emphasize enough, you don’t have to participant. You don’t… if you are happy with the health care that you’ve got then keep it. If you like your Doctor keep it. Nobody’s gonna go out there and say you’ve got to change your health care plan.
So this is not like Canada where suddenly we’re dismantling the system and everybody is signed up under some government program. All we’re doing is we’re saying if you already got health care the only thing that we’re going to do for you is reform the Insurance companies so that they can’t cheat you. And we are…if you don’t have health insurance we’re going to make it a little bit easier for you to obtain health care and hopefully overall we’re going to change the delivery systems so that we are saving money as a society over the long term.
So nobody’s being forced to go into the system and frankly the ah, if we do this right than all that we’re actually doing is giving the American people the same options that members of Congress have because they’ve got a pretty good deal right now. The fact of the matter is they don’t have to worry about losing their insurance they have a bunch of options and different plans to select from so if they so if they’ve got a good deal why shouldn’t you?—President Barack Hussein Obama
In the last minutes of an hour long telecom Townhall meeting with AARP about 53:13 in the video Obama makes his false claim yet again. Come on Mr. Obama the American people are not going to get the gold plated health care that Congress has. (see 59:47 mins video)
The fact is Mr. Obama we are not going to be able to keep our health care if your Reform is passed and signed into law. We are not going to have health care like Congress has and this trillion dollar proposal will not save any money it will end up costing us money that we don’t have..
Mr. Obama your health care reform ain’t the same coverage that Congress is getting and please stop insulting the American people’s intelligence!