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Obama caught in yet another lie 2

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Is President Obama’s latest health care promise – that his plan will offer “most” people a better plan for the same price or less than their current policy – actually true?

    Some analysts say no.

    "That’s not an accurate argument," says Avik Roy of the Manhattan Institute. "If your plan is now covering a bunch of things that you don’t need, then how is it a better plan for you?"

    Former Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Holtz-Eakin says there's no evidence to support the president's claim.

    "You can do the math," he says. "Most of the policies in his claim could spend more, cover more things, provide more visits and charge less." But, he concludes, "the arithmetic just does not work."

    Obama’s remarks last month were an effort to deflect criticism for having earlier promised that people could keep their plans and doctors no matter what.