Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sebelius in 2013: ObamaCare Delay "Not an Option," Delay Could Kill Those with "Cancer or Parkinson"

In November of last year, embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke to Congress about the effects of the Affordable Care Act. She answered questions about whether the law should be delayed, considering the tremendous problems it was running into during its early implementation.

Sebelius quickly snapped back that a delay was simply, unequivocally "not an option."

She explained, suggesting that people with illnesses could not survive a delay:
"Delaying the Affordable Care Act wouldn’t delay people’s cancer or diabetes or Parkinson. It doesn’t delay the higher cost all of us pay when uninsured Americans are left with no choice but to rely on emergency rooms for care. So, for millions of Americans, delay is not an option."

Sebelius also tried to explain away President Obama's disastrous lie that Americans who liked their health care plan could keep it, saying:
"I think that the president’s promise was in the law from the day it was written, and that is the grandfather clause that we wrote as a policy, which basically said that plans that were in effect in March of 2010 that didn’t change to the detriment of the consumer — even though the insurance company could raise premiums, they couldn’t eliminate benefits or take away items that the consumer liked — that those are in effect, and they can stay in effect."

Ironically, of course, President Obama did not follow through with his promise about keeping health care plans, nor did he follow through with Sebelius's claims that ObamaCare could not wait.

The lies and half truths, so casually spouted by the President and his subordinates continue to crumble after close examination.

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