PPACA: Episode VI “Return of the Lie”

By their own admission, the Obama Administration has conceded that an additional provision in Obamacare will not work. With the ending of the CLASS program, due to financial insolvency, it is time that we fully repeal this government takeover of health care and replace it with commonsense solutions that focuses on patients, access to quality care, and lowers the overall cost of health care.

(my emphasis)

The above quote courtesy of my House Representative Larry Bucshon on October 17, 2011. There has been an ongoing struggle in trying to inform people of what the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (dotingly described as Obamacare) actually means. The information I most impart, though, is that the PPACA is not a government takeover of healthcare. Here, I’ll emphasize it a little more clearly…THE PPACA IS NOT A GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF HEALTHCARE. Yet don’t take my word for it:

The phrase is simply not true.

Via PolitiFact, which rated it as 2010 Lie of the Year. It wasn’t true in 2009, and it isn’t less of a lie in 2011.

Those who are most responsible for providing accurate information for how legislation affects our lives should probably not lie. Well, actually, they should definitely not lie.