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Obama’s Promise Of “Competition” In Obamacare: Also False

 

 

 

” Here’s what the President said in 2009:

My guiding principle is, and always has been, that consumers do better when there is choice and competition. That’s how the market works. Unfortunately, in 34 states, 75 percent of the insurance market is controlled by five or fewer companies. In Alabama, almost 90 percent is controlled by just one company. And without competition, the price of insurance goes up and quality goes down.

Heritage expert Alyene Senger has bad news for President Obama: Obamacare did absolutely nothing to fix that.

“In the vast majority of states, the number of insurers competing in the state’s exchange is actually less than the number of carriers that previously sold individual market policies in the state,” Senger reveals in a new report. “

 

     This lie should have been apparent to all from the very beginning . The State does not foster competition by regulation . The only way for competition to grow is for the State to mind it’s own business and let the markets prevail . The insurers/businesses involved will , assuming a lack of government interference , produce and market goods and services that the public is anxious to buy . The very notion that by mandating the purchase of something the government is encouraging competition is laughable and belies a complete ignorance of the marketplace and economics , though what else should we expect from an administration with the least business experience EVER ? You doubt us , you say ? Check the link and the graphic below . 

 

Source: Infectious Greed, http://paul.kedrosky.com/archives/2009/11/does_obama_admi.html

 

    And people wonder why the economy is still in the tank five years on … to Obama that’s a feature , not a bug . Face it , if your entire entourage comes from the legal , media , academic or political sphere how would you know how to create jobs ? There is not a soul among our Feckless Leader’s inner circle that has ever PRODUCED a single useful thing that could benefit the public at large or that created jobs for same .

    To be blunt , Obamacare is the antithesis of competition and was designed as such . It was crafted not to generate competition but to ultimately create a monopoly … a government monopoly called “single payer” .

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Four Other Obamacare Disasters The Media Ignored

 

 

Obamacare Is Good

 

 

” In today’s Politico, reporters admit the mainstream media turned a blind eye and deaf ear to conservatives’ warnings about Obamacare—that not all Americans could keep their plans. But with 1.5 million Americans (and counting) receiving cancellation notices because their individual health plans don’t comply with Obamacare, the media are doing an about-face.

This isn’t the only Obamacare warning the media have ignored. Heritage and other health experts have warned about four more potential Obamacare disasters for years:

1. Back-Door Public Option: You might have thought it was killed off, but an ugly embodiment of the public option is alive and well in Obamacare. Health expert Robert Moffit pointed out in 2011 that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) next year will administer at least two nationwide health plans that will compete against private insurance. OPM is responsible for these plans’ pricing, profits, and operations.

These government-sponsored plans are the only health plans that can compete nationwide under a new set of rules, giving them an unfair advantage in an already disrupted health insurance market. “Instead of fair competition with private health plans, Congress is sponsoring the equivalent of a national monopoly,” Moffit wrote.”

 

Read about the other impending disasters brought to you by Democratic lies and chicanery at Heritage.org