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Monday, September 23, 2013

‘Is everybody wrong’ about health care except Obama? -- By Joseph Curl, The Washington Times

'Is everybody wrong?"

That, in three simple words, was the question a reporter asked President Obama last week.

"Yes, they are," the president said with a straight face. "People will look back and they'll be asking, 'What was the argument about? Why is everybody fighting this so much?'"

Why? Well, here, Mr. President, are just a few of the many, many reasons:

You can't keep your own health care. The president spent the past four years assuring Americans that "if you like your plan, you can keep it." Not so, said doubters, but he castigated them as obstructionist naysayers playing politics.

Except they turned out to be right: You can't keep your plan. But the media say: wrong. Companies are killing coverage they once offered to employees and heading into government exchanges. Huge companies like Home Depot. More — many more — will follow. What does it mean? Millions of workers will soon be forced to choose only from government policies.

Just as bad, other giant corporations, like the country's largest drugstore chain, are opting for private exchanges in which workers will need to buy their own insurance. What it means: fewer choices and higher costs (as companies likely won't raise contributions when premiums rise — as they always do).

Your health records no longer will be private — and neither will your sex life. "Are you sexually active? If so, with one partner, multiple partners or same-sex partners?" That's just one of the questions you'll soon be forced to answer.

Why? Because once the government's involved, everything is its business. Doctors and hospitals won't get your tax money unless they comply with every jot and tittle of the law. And the president is hiring tens of thousands of IRS workers to police his program, so he'll have the firepower to get your data.

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