House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today marked the three-month anniversary of President Obama’s government takeover of health care by releasing a report outlining its broken promises. Entitled “ObamaCare: Three Months of Broken Promises,” the report measures the law’s across-the-board failure to live up to Washington Democrats’ specific promises, including creating jobs, lowering costs, reducing the deficit, and protecting seniors’ benefits.
Examine the reports benchmarks below in the light of their status 3 months after ObamaCare implementation!
JOBS - “In its life [health care reform] will create 4 million jobs, 400,000 jobs almost immediately.”– Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), 2/25/10 [FAIL]
COSTS - “Today I want to lay out the details of that plan – a plan that not only guarantees coverage for every American, but also brings down the cost of health care and reduces every family's premiums by as much as $2500.” – Sen. Barack Obama, 5/27/07 [FAIL]
DEFICITS & DEBT - “First, I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits -- either now or in the future.” – President Barack Obama, 9/9/09 [FAIL]
TAXES - “I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” – Sen. Barack Obama, 9/12/08 [FAIL]
SENIORS - “I want seniors to know, despite what some have said, these reforms will not cut your guaranteed benefits.” – President Barack Obama, 3/23/10 [FAIL]
IF YOU LIKE IT - “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.” – President Barack Obama, 6/15/09 [FAIL]
ABORTION - “…And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up – under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.” – President Barack Obama, 9/9/09 [FAIL]
STATES - “I think everybody here wants to make sure that governors have flexibility… And we’re committed to working with them … to make sure that when we get health reform done, it is in partnership with the states where the rubber so often hits the road.” – President Barack Obama, 2/24/09 [FAIL]
POPULARITY - “President Barack Obama’s pollster said the healthcare bill will win over public support once it becomes law despite polls showing Americans against the plan.” – The Hill, 3/13/10
You can get all the facts and discussion you need in the entire 43 page report here!