Monday, March 7, 2011

Take it away, Kathleen

"If you've got health care already, and probably the majority of you do, then you can keep your plan if you are satisfied with it... Number one, let me just repeat, if you've got a health care plan that you like, you can keep it." - Sen. Barack Obama, in the second presidential debate, 2008. He hit this talking point many times.

"We don't want to take away people's health insurance before they have some realistic other choices," HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview with The Hill. The context is the 1,040 businesses that have been granted a one-year waiver before the government takes away their employees' health insurance plans and forces them to buy something else.

Kathleen! Stay on message puh-leeze.

1 comment:

Chops said...

This parody of reform keeps getting worse: http://www.cnbc.com/id/41978227

Either write a good policy, or write no policy. Don't pass crappy legislation that ignores reality and then give waivers to all your buddies.