Missed Obama's address to a joint session of Congress tonight? No worries, read it here.
I've said this before, and I'll say it again...Barack Obama is a very eloquent and persuasive speaker. He definitely delivers a good speech and to the under educated or uninformed person watching this tonight would be on board with the health care reform that President Obama is proposing. Make sure you read the speech and then take a look at this detailed FACT CHECK.
Over and over again and time after time Obama has said that his health care reform bill that you'll be able to keep your doctor and your current health insurance period. Tonight President Obama said, "Nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have. Let me repeat this: Nothing in our plan requires you to change what you have." This time he didn't include "period." This much is true, but what happens when your employer decides to stop carrying their insurance because it's cheaper to "chip in" and then the employees choose the public option. They say the public option will compete with private insurance, but how can they compete with the government when they are both a provider and regulator?
Obama also said this to his "progressive" friends: "I would remind you that for decades, the driving idea behind reform has been to end insurance company abuses and make coverage available for those without it. The public option--the public option in only a means to an end, and we should remain open to other ideas that accomplish our ultimate goal."
What exactly is the ultimate goal? It's not like the progressives/liberals are hiding it...let's hear it from the horses mouth and from others who are close to the President.
Obama in his own words says he's always been a proponent of a single payer health care system...
Obama in his own words says that his health care plan will not eliminate private insurance immediately...
Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) tells us the best way to get to a single payer option is through a good public option...
Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-ILL) gleefully predicting the death of private insurance at the hands of the federal government...
Don't be fooled! Their ultimate goal is to have a single payer health care option. All they need to do is get their foot in with a "public option." From there, over time, will grow and consume every aspect of health care until the only choice will be the government choice.
Other news of interest on the reaction to Obama's address to Congress:
-FoxNews: Congressman Yells 'You Lie'at Obama During Speech
-CNN: Obama Calls for Congress to Face Health Care Challenges
-NBC: Obama Projects $900 Billion to Fix Health Care
-ABC: President Obama Pushes for Action on Health Care
-CBS: Obama Tells Congress to Stop Bickering
-FoxNews: Obama Urges Health Reform, Offers Some Concessions