And as several have noted, the look on Speaker Granny Rictus Botox’s face is just… awesome to the ninth degree. (Plugs just continues performing the same flawless impersonation of the entire supporting cast of Idiocracy he’s been doing for years. In this case, channeling the receptionist from “St. God’s Hospital.”)
And, Representative Joe Wilson is right. H.R. 3200 does not contain any restrictions on noncitzens—whether legally or illegally present, or in the United States temporarily or permanently—participating in the Exchanges. House democrats have twice voted against amendments to provide such language in the bill.
Lie: “I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits either now or in the future. Period.”
Fact: CBO Scoring says the plans on the table will add at least $200 Billion in deficits over ten years. Beyond 2020, the scoring gets even worse.
Lie: “Nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have.”
Fact: The CBO says at least 3,000,000 people will lose their coverage under any of the plans being put forth. Other estimates have ranged as high as 88,000,000. And that’s not a bug, it’s a feature. The goals of these plans are to saddle insurance companies with so many mandates that premiums will have to go up and drive people to subsidized government care. Pre-existing conditions are to health insurance what drunk drivers and teenagers are to auto insurance; what do you think is going to happen when companies are required to cover them, but not charge them more than healthy people?
Lie: “Don’t pay attention to those scary stories about how your benefits will be cut. … That will never happen on my watch. I will protect Medicare.”
Fact: Obama and congressional Democrats want to pay for their health care plans in part by reducing Medicare payments to providers by more than $500 billion over 10 years…
Lie: “Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions.”
Fact: The Capps-Wasman Amendment to House Bill 3200 explicitly allows the Secretary of HHS to subsidize abortions with Federal funds as part of the public option. Democrats have voted against amendments to block abortion funding under the House Bill.
Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit.