Flashback: Obamacare communications director tells you ‘the truth’ about keeping your plan

Do you remember all the way back in 2009 when the Obama Administration swore up and down that if you wanted to keep your health insurance plan, you would be able to do so under Obamacare? We now know that certainly is not the truth. But here is Linda Douglass, the former communications director for the White Houses Health Reform Office, addressing the “disinformation” being spread about the effects Obamacare would have on private insurance in August 2009:

Okay, whatever you say, Linda.

When you consider how poorly the Obamacare rollout has gone thus far, one cannot help but theorize that the “glitches” are part of a grander plan to ultimately arrive at the single payer system President Obama and others in his Administration have been on record saying they desire. On radio this morning, Glenn expanded upon that theory using the President’s own words.

“When we said this before, it was all theory: Look, they are going to create a system that will collapse and it will force people out of the insurance companies because it will force them to raise their rates because it’s telling them exactly what you have to have to be compliant. And so you will pay too much. You won’t be able to afford it. And it will force you into a single-payer system,” Glenn said. “That’s what we have. And we have the president on tape saying it. And everybody said, ‘You’re a conspiracy theorist.’ No, that’s what the President said.”

Glenn proceeded to play a compilation of some of the President’s remarks on the issue:

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“There it is: ‘But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately.’ So we have to take steps and so here it is: We’ve taken the step through Obamacare,” Glenn explained. “You can keep it, you can have it, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your insurance, just pass this bill, just pass this bill, just pass this bill. Well, what’s in the bill? ‘Just pass the bill.’ And then when you have the bill, ‘We’ve got to change the bill, but we’re going to change it through HHS. We’re not even going back through Congress because we’re not going there again. We’ll just change it through HHS.’ That’s not been done before. Understand that’s new. That makes the President a dictator. When he can change the law without going to Congress that makes him an authoritarian leader. Not been done before. But they do it anyway and nobody seems to care.”

So if Obamacare is the first step toward a single payer system, what comes next?

“You get this website, you have to be in it, you start getting your cancellation notices, and what’s he going to do… The next person that’s going to take the fall is these evil insurance companies,” Glenn continued. “‘They’re just jacking up the rates.’ Well, the reason why they’re jacking up the rates is because they have to comply… They also have to have other things like have to have everybody in. You can have preexisting conditions. Well, how am I going to do that and stay open? I can’t. It will collapse the system… He will next go after these evil insurance companies that have raised rates. He’s collapsing the system. That’s what’s happening.”

“They’ve designed this to do exactly what is happening,” Glenn said. “Stop with the incompetence of the most educated man in the history of the world. Stop thinking he’s incompetent. Stop it. He’s not. It’s all part of the plan. When he admits he’s totally incompetent, I’ll believe it.”

  • Draxx

    I wonder how many people I could tell, “I Told You So…!” on the Single Payer System they have been knieving at behind closed doors! But, it is smack dab in the middle of peoples faces and they still don’t see it coming… And not just on Health Care but also the Police State!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    I guess you can keep your health care was a lie seeing how 2 million just lost theirs but liberals want us to trust them. What a joke.

  • Anonymous

    Any sentence that includes the words Obama and “truth” should be immediately discounted.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    No, nor do seem to care for the most part.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Do as I say not as I do, falls into the same double standards of the left and the Vichy Republicans. Hypocrisy in its truest of forms.

  • Anonymous

    Where is Moob, Gristle, and Vacman on this. Must be stuck trying to sign up.

  • Anonymous

    Joe Wilson had it right that day on the Senate floor while Oblumbler was stumping for his Healthcare Plan. “You Lie”

  • Anonymous

    We know what he said by watching the speeches live. By coming out and lying about it yet again, is impeachable.

  • Anonymous

    To a marxist, moslem, fraud in the Whitehouse – it doesn’t matter

    The Ends Justify the Means – is the favorite mantra of Marxism
    Lies, subterfuge, killing, propagandizing media – to the Marxist it is all fair as the end results are justified by any means to get there.
    They only have this one chance and they are going for broke.

  • landofaahs

    In a turn of the tables, from Obama “if you like your insurance plan, you can keep it”. Let’s get impeachment hearings going and tell Obama supporters “If you like your Obama dictator, you can keep it”.

  • Anonymous

    Joe Wilson needs to take back his apology

  • Kay

    Someone (I believe Bob Beckel) has already come out arguing that we need to just go to single payer because of this mess. Using Medicare as the example. “See? We have Medicare. That works. Everybody loves it.” Never mind the fact that entitlement spending is a big reason we’re in the mess we’re in financially. We’re barely supporting what we have.

  • Bonnie Somer

    i told my son that obamacare was nothing but a tax scam taxes and the separation of u and ur money and the collapse of all private ins companies to get us to bend to his will and whether we want to or not do what he wants power and control like oh Hitler, Stalin just to name 2, then capitalism HE WANTS IT GONE ALONG W/ALL OF AMERICA HE WANTS US TO BE NO SUPERPOWER, NO GOD, NO CONSTITUTION WHICH HE IGNORES AND IS TREASON, NO GUNS FOR SURE, NO ANYTHING WEALTH, SOVEREIGNTY PROPERTY OR ANYTHING ELSE. HE DOES NOT CARE OUR AMBASSADOR IS DEAD, OR THAT AMERICANS ARE ON P/T JOBS HE WANTS THAT HIS AGENDA IS THE END OF AMERICA TAX, SPEND, AND BANKRUPT THAT IS IT. THE MIDDLE EAST A DISASTER, OUR ALLIES HE COULD CARE LESS IT IS ALL ABOUT THE END OF THIS NATION BUT ONLY IF WE THE 314 MIL AMERICANS SAY GO AHEAD. YES IT IS NO ACCIDENT THE IRS, NSA, FEC, DHS, DOJ, HHS DEPT OF ED ALL VIOLATE THE 10TH AMENDMENT AND OBAMACARE REMOVES ONES FREEDOM OF CHOICE AND TAXES TAXES TAXES WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION THAT IS WHAT IT IS.

  • Bonnie Somer

    AMEN SO WHERE IS THE CONGRESS IMPEACHING THIS IGNORER OF THE CONSTITUTION.

  • Anonymous

    Okay, let’s look at the mechanics of what is happening.

    Past and present insurance companies hire a person called a “consulting actuary” to help them design their insurance programs, to fit the market niche they are aiming at. Or they may have actuaries on staff permanently.

    What does an actuary do? He calculates the risk percentage of a narrow, single type of problem, and determines what the insurance company should charge that individual as a premium in order to insure him against that particular medical problem. Now keep in mind, that the insurance company must make at least a bit of a profit, in order to continue in business. A profit is good and necessary, but if it is excessive, then people will note that and not buy their product, so in the free market system, profits and continuation of companies is a fluid and dynamic thing, working to maintain livelihood and provide an affordable service.

    Now comes the president, and declares that instead of an actuary determining what the design of your company is, it will be as I dictate, all types of needs will be met by you, you will serve everybody, no matter their problem or what it might cost you to take care of them. So now, bypassing the actuaries, the company says “Well, since the costs will go up, we will need to charge more for such an extended range of services.” Or go out of business. So, instead of complying with obamacare requirements, many do. Leading us to a single payer system, where everyone gets the same full range of service, whether you want or need it or not. And at what cost? Well, a lot more, it seems.

    So, all companies are in lockstep, all the same, and it morphs into a single government-run and government-dictated system. And as usual, anything the government does, costs many times what a free market system would charge. And how does the government pay for all the costs? Much higher fees, and supplemented with taxes and fines.

    And do we want this? “Oh, yes! Praise obama!”

    And how well does the government run overall?

    Remember Benghazi. Who said, “Stand down.”?

    Laus Deo

  • Cuffs

    What a cool and slick liar this woman is.
    The makeup, the suit, the taking the glasses
    off. If these people wouldn’t be so dangerous
    they would be funny. In the words of William
    F. Buckely–it takes a lot of practice to become
    a moral slob.

  • Cuffs

    The radical left has been working for one hundred years
    to ruin our representative republic. They are so close
    now, it is full speed ahead and damn the torpedoes.
    Barry was selected specifically to do this very thing:
    fundamental transformation. Obamacare is the ultimate
    gift–complete and total control of the population otherwise
    known as tyranny.

  • Cuffs

    God bless Joe Wilson–he said what we all knew.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, yes, the glitches are perfect! The public (sheep) will scream for the government to provide one stop shopping via single payer government system. It’s in the bag, man.

  • landofaahs

    The republicans and the democrats are too busy with graft and corruption and stealing from the federal purse and taking bribes(campaign contributions) from anyone with the bucks to pay.

  • Anonymous

    Joe Wilson for PRESIDENT. He has laser perfect mind reading, flim flam wowsham spotting vision… he can smell a liar for miles and miles, and see him across the horizon.
    Bring it back to us again, Joe, that breath of fresh American air. Its been too too long!

  • BevM

    You’re absolutely right. Barry wasn’t Elected. He was SElected. He was willing to take down this country that he hates and is putting a few billion in his pocket for good measure. The debt ceiling will be coming up in a couple of weeks again. What are the chances that he won’t want to raise it again? What’s going on with all of that cash? Certainly not going to better our economy!

  • BevM

    He has more impeachable offenses than we can count. Giving billions of OUR tax dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood is the definition of treason. Aiding the enemy – the group that wants us dead and has killed countless Americans JUST because they’re Americans. But they’re also Barry’s brothers.

  • BevM

    As long as Tumblereid has the Senate, impeachment will never happen. We need to vote out ALL Democrats in the ’14 midterms and all McShame and Grahmnesty’s that play both sides of the fence.
    Democrats for sure. THEY ALONE shoved health “care” down OUR throats, then they got an exemption. If it’s so great, they should be the first ones signing up! They know it SUCKS and they don’t want it. Just our money.

  • BevM

    I get so sick of the liberals using Medicare as an example. People aren’t FORCED to take Medicare. Yes, we’re forced to pay a portion of our paychecks in to it, but when it comes time to retire, we aren’t FORCED to take Medicare as our ONLY form of retirement income.
    That being said, when Barry gets done, we probably will. He’ll take our 401ks and private bank accounts. It’s coming.