Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Amazing Disappearing ObamaCare Success Story

But did Obamacare REALLY save a kid with a tumor?

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks in reaction to the shooting deaths of nine people at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, from the podium in the press briefing room of the White House in Washington June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Obamacare Thursday, President Barack Obama spoke of the time he met a mom whose son was saved thanks to the law. But when asked to explain the story, the White House went silent.
“And they’ve told me that it has changed their lives for the better,” the president declared. “I’ve had moms come up and say, my son was able to see a doctor and get diagnosed, and catch a tumor early, and he’s alive today because of this law. This law is working. And it’s going to keep doing just that.”
After the detailed aside was made, The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to White House press secretary Josh Earnest directly asking for some additional details including the context of the conversation and what were the circumstances leading to the president meeting the mother.
Despite several requests over two days, the White House has refused to substantiate the story.
King v. Burwell was part of a series of lawsuit that argued that Obamacare was written so that only individuals in states with their own exchanges could get tax credits. Plaintiffs in the case argued that this means the Internal Revenue Service can’t provide tax credits for individuals in states that opted-out of setting up their own health care exchanges. The Supreme Court, however, ruled against the argument.
Though supporters can point to numerous success stories, opponents also have no shortage of examples from people who were directly hurt from the law.
People have lost their insurance plans, lost their doctors, taxes have gone up for many and the deficit has increased. But most of all, the law didn’t achieve its original purpose of insuring every American.
“I will sign a universal health care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American,” Obama said.

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