Saturday, September 11, 2010

ObamaCare's Broken Promises

We've been noting these ad hoc. Reason's Peter Sunderman notes them all at once. Here is a digest of his list of promises of ObamaCare that already prove counterfactual:

  • If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.
  • It will put Medicare on a better fiscal footing.
  • It will cost around $900 billion.
  • It won't cut Medicare benefits.
  • It will be paid for "mostly" by shifting around money that we're already spending.
  • It will give consumers more access and greater choice.
  • It will bring down the price of insurance.
This might not be so bad had the opponents of ObamaCare not pointed out prior to its passage that all such claims were demonstrably counterfactual.

"We told you so" should now be the basis of repeal.

2 comments:

Bryan D said...

Glad to see you're seeing Reason now.

Jon A. Alfred E. Michael J. Wile E. SWNID said...

Libertarians are useful, especially in pointing out the faults of liberals.