five health care promises "candidate" obama won't be keeping
Remember “Candidate” Obama? Back before he became “President” Obama? Remember THOSE promises? Here are five he will not be keeping:
1. No Individual Mandate.
2. Complete Transparency
3. Government To Negotiate Lower Drug Prices
4. Allow Drug Importation
5. Lower Premiums by $2,500 for Family of Four
The mandate is in, sorry ‘bout that kids. Baucus’s bill — fondly referred to in D.C. as The White House Bill — was so non-transparent Baucus’s own party was not even privy to its details before insurance lobbyists were, forget the American people. The government did negotiate drug prices –– um, higher or to stay the same prices –– and drug importation is out via a very not transparent closed door negotiation between Obama and Big Pharma. And oh yeah? Those lower premiums? Those are out too and if, God forbid, you are a single parent? More out. And by the way, if you don’t buy that promised-not-to-be-mandated insurance? You now pay a $3,800 fine. I can see that working out for the people who live in boxes in Downtown L.A. right off. And I have not even brought up the “public option.” [delicate cough]