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In Case You Missed It: ABC News Details ObamaCare’s Broken Promises

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As we’ve noted here before, despite Democrats’ spin, it’s becoming increasingly clear by the day that ObamaCare threatens jobs and increases the cost of health care.  A new survey reaffirms that President Obama's massive health care law is failing to make good on two key promises.  ABC News has the story:

>> On President Obama’s promise that his plan “would save the average family $2,500 on their premiums.” “Workers at the Flora Venture flower shop in Newmarket, NH, remember when presidential candidate named Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., promised that their health care costs would go down if they elected him and his health care plan was enacted…

“Last year workers at the flower shop saw their insurance premiums shoot up 41 percent…

“’I basically work for the health care payments,’ says manager Pat Cowhig, whose husband has medical issues.

“The Kaiser Family Foundation shows family premiums topped $15,000 a year for the first time in 2011, increasing a whopping 9% this year, three times more than the increase the year before. The study says that up to 2% of that increase is because of the health care law’s provisions, such as allowing families to add grown children up to 26 years old to their policies.”
>> On President Obama’s vow that “if you like your health care, you can keep it.” “The Kaiser study also indicates employers are switching plans and shifting costs onto employees. Half of workers in smaller firms now face ‘deductibles of at least $1,000, including 28 percent facing deductibles of $2,000 or more,’ according to the study.
“Flora Venture’s new policy increased the deductible employees pay to $5,000.

“Doesn’t that fly in the face of the president’s promise that ‘if you like your health care plan you can keep your health care plan’? ABC News asked [White House Deputy Chief of Staff Nancy-Ann] Deparle.

“She said no — the president wasn’t saying the legislation would guarantee that everyone can keep his or her preferred plan, just that the legislation wouldn’t force anyone to change.”

In their Pledge to America, Republicans called for the repeal of ObamaCare and replacing it with common-sense reforms to lower costs and protect jobs.  Speaker Boehner and House Republicans have kept their pledge, voting in the first days of the 112th Congress to repeal the job-destroying ObamaCare law in its entirety.  While Senate Democrats continue to block ObamaCare's full repeal, Republicans are now working to scrap it piece by piece.

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