Obama’s Health Plan: Rhetoric vs. Reality

The Foundry helpfully breaks down President Obama’s latest bid for health care reform:

President Barack Obama gave yet another speech this afternoon urging Congress to pass his health care reform plan.
The President again claimed his plan lowers health care costs. It doesn’t.
The President again claimed his plan would not give government bureaucrats or insurance company bureaucrats more control over health care. It does.
The President again claimed that “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” That simply is not true.
The President again said his plan gives the American people the same health care as Members of Congress. It doesn’t.
The President again claimed his plan is paid for. It is not.

As the President’s rhetoric partially indicated, there are legitimate areas of common ground between the President and conservatives. They just aren’t in this plan.

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