Yet more health care bullshit from Obama
I know it's small, but still:
During a visit Thursday to the Capitol complex, Obama told rank-and-file House Democrats, "We are on the doorstep of accomplishing something that Washington has been talking about since Teddy Roosevelt was president, and that is reforming health care and health insurance here in America."
Since Obama's not ignorant, he's full of shit:
Last I checked, Medicare was put in place under LBJ, not Teddy Roosevelt. Of course, I do understand that mentioning successful single payer systems is taboo in Versailles, but rewriting history like Obama just did is a little bit much.
NOTE In the same story, Trumka sells out the membership. I'm shocked.
Trumka told reporters that beginning in 2017, all health plans — union and nonunion — would be permitted to seek coverage in the new insurance exchanges, but White House officials disputed that, saying the issue was not settled.
Originally, the high-value insurance plan tax included in the Senate bill was estimated to raise $149 billion through 2019. Trumka said the revisions would reduce that amount by $60 billion.
And they didn't "reduce that amount" to zero why, exactly? As opposed to less than half?