In a 2010 Daily Caller article, Lies, damned lies and health care, Scott Wheeler, investigative journalist and author of Promoting Decline: Obama vs. America, wrote that President Obama lied about insurance companies in his campaign to sell Obamacare.
Wheeler wrote about a speech Obama delivered at George Mason University where he stated that under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance companies would not be able to cancel an insured’s coverage when they have a claim. Obama falsely implied that insurance companies were doing this. “This year, they will be banned from dropping your coverage when you get sick. Those practices will end,” he declared.
(To hear Obama’s precise quote; begin at 11:15 mark: http://www.dailykos.com/tv/w/002616/#35949661)
When Obama delivered this mendacious remark, one that he delivered countless times, it was illegal in all fifty states for insurance companies to cancel an insured’s coverage for getting sick. It had been illegal for twenty years. Indeed, insurance policies were guaranteed renewable as long as the insured person paid the premium.
In another bold faced piece of deception, delivered during that same speech, Obama stated, “They will continue to jack up premiums 40 percent or 50 percent or 60 percent, as they have in the last few weeks without any accountability whatsoever.”
The truth was that in more than half the states, insurance companies were strictly accountable to the state in which they operated and were forbidden from raising rates without specific approval. Furthermore, insurance companies were barred from raising a policy holder’s premium without first raising the premium for the entire underwriting category to which that person belonged.
“Why then,” Wheeler asks, “are insurance companies now dropping insurance policies? Why are they doing it now, after Obamacare? And why are premiums, not to mention deductibles, going up under Obamacare? And what happened to the deficit saving? And when will Obama be signing up for the Obamacare for himself and his family?”
Wheeler wonders what else the President lied about or perhaps, like former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, he just didn’t read the bill. Pelosi famously said: But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/03/26/lies-damned-lies-and-health-care/#ixzz2jEtBVs8E
Hear precise quote by Obama here; begin at 11:15 mark: http://www.dailykos.com/tv/w/002616/#35949661
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Scott Wheeler CREDS
– As an expert analyst, he has appeared on Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC,CBS, & a host of others
– Author, Promoting Decline: Obama vs. America
– Author, Shadow Government: What Obama Doesn’t Want You to Know About His Czars
– Executive Director of the National Republican Trust PAC. http://nationalrepublicantrust.com/staff.html
– Former television producer and investigative journalist, focusing on domestic and international security issues,
and produced and consulted on many television documentaries.
– An expert on the most crucial issues facing national security – from the war zones in the former Yugoslavia, to
the drug fields of South America and following the trails of international arms smugglers to Canada, Europe and
the Middle East.
– A veteran of the U.S. Army infantry
Scott Wheeler is an accomplished and diverse investigative reporter, having written two books and worked in many mediums as a newspaper reporter and editor, as well as chief correspondent for American Investigator Television Magazine. As a filmmaker he has produced 17 television documentaries, and has consulted on more than a dozen others. At least two times Wheeler’s reports have been on the desk of the President of the United States, and have invoked investigations by national federal agencies, as well as by foreign governments.
Among his investigative breakthroughs, Wheeler has worked undercover to reveal:
The internal operations of the terrorist group Hamas within the United States, leading to several suspects
named in the reports to be arrested;
A weapons of mass destruction pipeline run out of the Middle East, as he posed undercover as an arms-dealer
in 1998 and 1999.
Prior to becoming a journalist, Wheeler served in the US Army for two years, later returning to the Army National Guard and immediately volunteering for active duty service in 2005 and 2006. As a student, Wheeler played college football and after returning from Army duty was a high school head football coach for one year.
With a sincere interest to restore America to its core moral system of values and in an effort to reverse the politicization of the government body, Wheeler created and now heads the National Republican Trust PAC (GOPTrust) and National Investigative Media. Using his investigative prowess, coupled with his extensive knowledge of government and history, Wheeler is able to provide the American people the essential information they need in selecting their government representatives.
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