Sure, it’s classic Obama deflection. He could probably smear dog crap on the bottom of your shoe and somehow make the case that it was all because of Republicans. He is that brazen. But it’s also a classic case of something Obama shares with many other liberals - the utter failure to understand that when the government messes around with private markets, the uninvited intervention affects all aspects of the private market. Because markets work like that.
Speaking in Florida, Obama insists that rising health insurance rates have nothing whatsoever to do with ObamaCare, and argues that most people get their health insurance from employer plans that are not ObamaCare plans. Thus, how can it possibly be his fault?
President Barack Obama offers multiple excuses for why health insurance premiums continue to skyrocket, including blaming Republicans and insurance companies for the problems.
He complains that too many reporters spend more time discussing premium increases than explaining why he isn’t responsible for them.
“No, I had nothing to do with that,” Obama said, calling it “complicated” despite the “hysteria” that was growing.
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The president argued that most people got their health care from their jobs, insisting that Obamacare didn’t even affect their premiums or health policy changes.
“These are decisions made by your employers, it’s not because of Obamacare,” he said.
This is very much like when Democrats want to raise tax rates and insist it will have no effect whatsoever on economic growth, or job creation. Why, those are separate expenses! That wasn’t because of what we did!
Nothing has ever been his fault. What a man....said no one, ever.
This POS is so full of lies! He should be arrested and executed for treason!
Obama only knows what he reads in the New York Times newspaper they said it wasn't his fault it was G W Bushes fault if Bush had never been born & become POTUS OBAMAcare would be doing great. LOL
Sounds as if Obama wants to take away Union negotiated with employers Health Insurance Plans & put them on OBAMAcareless plans.
Every brochure from employee covered Health Insurance is identical to the ones offered on the exchanges with hi deductibles and copays. Who the he!! does he think he is talking to. His stupid base. His HC plans are mandatory.
Everything coming out of this jackass is a lie
What came 1st Employee & Employer negotiated health care plans, Union Employee & Employer health care plans or mandated Obama Democrat & UnJustice Roberts OBAMAcareless mandated plan for thee but not for ME? I know it was the chicken that came 1st that laid the mandated commie democrat egg for us but not for you.
He had everything to do with it, he and every politician who backed him.
First, Obama said the average American family would see insurance premiums GO DOWN on average $5200.00 per family, under his plan... The opposite occurred. In addition, every opponent of the Affordable Care Act stated the insurance would be unaffordable and that rates would sky rocket... They did and it is unaffordable.
Obama is not so stupid that he is unable to recall... how his opponents stated that Obama Care would end up being unaffordable, leaving more people uninsured than already are. Under the Affordable Care Act many working American's have lost their insurance. They are being fined for failing to pay for insurance they cannot afford. In addition, millions of Americans with coverage can not use their insurance; as the deductibles are too high. The deductibles range upwards of 5000 dollars and more. Hence, tens of millions are effectively without insurance or unable to use their insurance, even though they pay huge premiums...
Obama ought to be in prison based on this program alone... he fraudulently misrepresented the program and like a common CONMAN criminally defrauded Americans out of their Insurance premiums.