Image 01

Shocker: AP: Obama Has Been Lying About Children’s Pre-Existing Conditions

March 24th, 2010 by AHFF Geoff

One of President Obama's Primary Claims Regarding This Year's Benefits from Obamacare, a ban on denying coverage for children with pre-existing conditions, is actually False and Not In the Language of the Bill, according to Karen Lightfoot, spokeswoman for the House Energy and Commerce Committee

In a story sure to do some damage to the planned Obama road show this week to gin up support for the newly passed Obamacare, the Associated Press reported late last night that President Barack Obama has been explicitly misstating the immediate benefits of the Obamacare statutory language regarding insurer coverage of children’s pre-existing conditions.   Specifically, Obama’s claim, as repeated many times over the past week and as recently as Saturday by the President, that insurance companies will immediately be forced to provide insurance to any child with a pre-existing condition is actually false:

Under the new law, insurance companies still would be able to refuse new coverage to children because of a pre-existing medical problem, said Karen Lightfoot, spokeswoman for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, one of the main congressional panels that wrote the bill President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday.

However, if a child is accepted for coverage, or is already covered, the insurer cannot exclude payment for treating a particular illness, as sometimes happens now. For example, if a child has asthma, the insurance company cannot write a policy that excludes that condition from coverage. The new safeguard will be in place later this year.

In recent speeches, Obama has given the impression that the immediate benefit for kids is much more robust.

Full protection for children would not come until 2014, said Kate Cyrul, a spokeswoman for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, another panel that authored the legislation. That’s the same year when insurance companies could no longer deny coverage to any person on account of health problems.

The AP continues to describe the false claims made by Obama in the past few days:

Obama’s public statements conveyed the impression that the new protections for kids were sweeping and straightforward.

“This is a patient’s bill of rights on steroids,” the president said Friday at George Mason University in Virginia. “Starting this year, thousands of uninsured Americans with pre-existing conditions will be able to purchase health insurance, some for the very first time. Starting this year, insurance companies will be banned forever from denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions.”

And Saturday, addressing House Democrats as they approached a make-or-break vote on the bill, Obama said: “This year … parents who are worried about getting coverage for their children with pre-existing conditions now are assured that insurance companies have to give them coverage – this year.”

While the AP is obviously sympathetic to the President, and attempts to avoid directly calling the President a liar, the fact that Obama has specifically claimed that “starting this year, insurance companies will be banned forever from denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions” while the actual language of the Obamacare bill he signed into law does not provide those new benefits until 2014 cannot be described in any other way than a lie.   This is especially so because the statutory language of the Senate bill has been set in stone since the Christmas Eve vote by the Senate. One can only imagine the ferocity of the establishment media’s coverage if the name of the misleading President was Bush instead of Obama.

As the establishment media is so wedded to supporting  the President, it is likely that the oft-repeated Obama lie about children’s pre-existing conditions will receive only limited coverage.  The fact that the White House staff and President were apparently so clueless as to the actual statutory language of their own signature initiative indicates a level of incompetence that should be troubling to every American. Moving forward, Americans are left to wonder what claims about the immediate benefits to the public from Obamacare made by the President, if any, are actually truthful and which ones are either incompetently or intentionally false.

UPDATE: Hotair catches up with this CentristNet post from last night, notes that we could see a Democratic amendment in the Senate to fix this “issue” of Obama overclaiming the language of his own bill.

Be Sociable, Share!

Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

18 Responses to “Shocker: AP: Obama Has Been Lying About Children’s Pre-Existing Conditions”

  1. I had problems browsing this blog when using my iphone safari, whats the cause?

  2. Really like this opinion. Perhaps bodybuilding steroids info might guide someone there.

  3. Grady Rudman says:

    I’ve found some moderate results from a product known as Natural Energy Max, It did take some time but I think this is always going to be the case with legal products. Since utilizing it though, the results have been steady and I’ve really benefitted from it. They’re offering a free trial at the moment so it’d be a good time to check it out. It’s at http://bit.ly/itsNRG

  4. I can not imagine quite a few of the sites I have been brought to from stumblupon (precisely now this particular blog) I was trying to spend a couple of slow 60 minutes away, when stumbleupon dropped me here. What a remarkable internet site you possess Im so happy to have located it I have just spent the last twenty mins running through quite a few of your articles or blog posts, and have furthermore bookmarked some of them. I will certainly be returning to learn a tiny bit more when i have abit more time.

  5. Taylor Ruedy says:

    I have been using http://www.cheapyoutubeviews.com for about 2 months now and I have never had a problem with my videos or account, and the views are always sent on time.

  6. I don’t know how anyone can say that Obama has been anything but a sheer disappointment.Obama is the same ol’ politician in a different suit and folks that voted for him are starting to figure that out.

  7. Howdy,

    I just wanted to say that I have been reading for a few months on and off and I would like to sign up for the daily feed. I am not to computer smart so I’ll give it a try but I might need some assistance. This is a great find and I would hate to lose touch, and maybe never find it again.

    Anyway, thanks again and I look forward to reading again in the future!

  8. Restrictions reside only in our minds. However if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become endless

  9. Intimately, the article is in reality the finest on this precious topic. I agree with your conclusions and will certainly thirstily look forward to your coming updates. Simply saying thanks will not just be sufficient, for the phenomenal lucidity in your writing. I will certainly at once grab your rss feed to stay informed of any kind of updates. Fabulous work and much success in your business dealings!

  10. Hugh Smily says:

    I’d come to come to terms with you on this. Which is not something I usually do! I love reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to speak my mind!

  11. It’s really top notch. I am sitting down in my hotel room in Killarney reading a lot of these observations. Numerous are good and several fail to try to make a lot real sense in any way ,. I am just on a break and yet I simply were not able to help myself away from looking at this website besides the fact that my hotel room right here in Killarney bills online usage on hourly basis.cheap hotels in killarney ireland,5 star hotels killarney kerry

  12. [...] [caption id="attachment_45" align="aligncenter" width="80" caption="Video Feed"][/caption] Want to escape the winter chill, but find beach holidays boring? Why not try a sightseeing holiday i…;" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brehon Hotel Killarney? The most popular months for visiting [...]

  13. Palestra Stendhal Fitness Club Oggiono…

    [...]AP: Obama Has Been Lying About Kid’s Pre-Existing Conditions | CentristNet[...]…

  14. Thanks because of this precious content. Being a active buddhist, relaxation specialist as well as Yoga lover, I actually adore the quantity of effort you have set into this article. Found it through Yahoo so I actually hope, other folks will find it as worthwhile as I do.

  15. blogspot.com says:

    I am selling Facebook Likes/Twitter Followers/Youtube Views/Google +1
    My Price Detail
    ———Facebook—–
    I can give u Over 500000 Real Facebook Likes From USA,UK,AU,Can.

    My price for Every 1000 Facebook Likes only $15.

    —————————————————————
    ———–Twitter——-
    I can give u over 1200000 Twitter Followers for Your Twitter account.
    All My followers are permanent and Real.
    Price for Every 10,000 Twitter Follower is only $30.
    ————————————————————–
    Youtube Views
    ———————
    Price for Every 10000 youtube Views is only $20
    —————————-
    Price for every 1000 Google +1 is $50
    Contact Me Through Skype:- roshid90 or rakhi.anjum
    Or Through Email:- roshidiu@gmail.com
    ————————————————————————-
    Why Buy Facebook Likes?
    Facebook remains one of the most popular social networks available, and millions of people are
    using it each day. This makes it one of the best places to get
    on board so that you can meet others and get your
    marketing message to the masses. Whether you have a large
    or small business, a presence on the site is going to be well worth
    your time and effort. You need to have more fans/likes because it means you will be reaching
    more people, and we can help you get those fans/likes.

    How Does It Work?
    The process is quite simple. When you order Facebook Likes, you will
    provide your fan page URL or username, and you never have to give your password.
    Our team is going to take care of everything. You don’t have to do a thing!
    It’s the easiest way to increase your Facebook fans/likes.

    Our Guarantee!
    We want to make sure that you are happy with the service
    we offer. If you do not receive the Facebook Likes that you buy, then you will be able
    to get a refund for the money spent. Your account is going to be safe, and you can simply choose the plan that works best for you.

    How Do We Get Facebook Likes for You?
    We have high quality, high traffic sites in a host of
    different niches. We offer free content on those sites.
    On those pages, we also display your Facebook fan page, and those who use
    the site can then Like your page. This means that the Likes you have on your pages are going to be voluntary.
    Since they were visiting a niche site that is similar to your own Facebook fan page and company,
    you can be sure that those Likes are going to be quality Likes with an
    interest in what you have to say, too.

    Real People
    When you buy your fans and followers, you are working with real people and not bots.

    These people can interact with your pages, choose to visit your sites, use
    your products, comment, and more. Because they are real people, the
    quality is going to be much higher than other companies that have “drone” pages following you.

    Trustworthy and Credible
    One of the most important things in business today is reputation and trustworthiness.

    When you choose to use our service, you can be sure that you
    are getting only the best when it comes to your Facebook and
    Twitter followers. What we advertise is what you are going to get.
    Let us help you grow your pages and build your followers and fans.
    Increase your own credibility and trustworthiness with
    our help. It is what we do best.
    ———————————————————————————————-

    Why Buy Twitter Followers?
    It is no secret that Twitter is very popular. There is no other social
    networking platform quite like it and millions of people use the service every day.
    Not just regular people use Twitter either. It is used by celebrities,
    artists, politicians, and other famous people. When you have a business, one of the best ways to market online would be to have an active account and to gain followers who will
    see your company information on Twitter. When you have numerous followers, other people will see your company as more trustworthy, more professional,
    and more popular. What are you waiting for? Buy real twitter followers for
    cheap prices!

    How Does it Work?
    We make sure everything is easy for you. That is
    what we are here for! When you place an order with us for
    Twitter followers, all that we will need from you is your Twitter
    username. That’s it! We do not need your password and we will never ask for it. We will give you a time frame and you will be provided with real Twitter followers. That is all there is to it. Internet marketing has never been so easy than it is when you work with our expert team. Here is what you will gain from our services:

    Real Twitter followers of high quality.
    Twitter followers who are permanent and not temporary.
    Information that is delivered to you safely.
    An expert team working for you.
    Delivery of Twitter followers in less than 24 hours.
    No sensitive information or passwords requested.

    Our Guarantee!
    We have a very simple guarantee. If you pay for Twitter followers with us and you do not get those followers, then we give you your money back. We want to provide high quality services and the best to our customers. We want each of our clients to be satisfied. That is why we never compromise the security of your account by asking for passwords either. Are you ready to get started? Look through our Twitter packages and pick one today. We are waiting to hear from you!

  16. neepalied says:

    最優良級の商店 良い 個性 トップグレード パッケージ [url=http://www.conversejpbuy.com/]オールスター[/url] 新年 シューズ 専売店 効率的な 快適さ シルク 大変 最も優遇の価格
    チップ パイン リーフ グリーン ゆうよ ぱちんこ すぽっと ぶんかし [url=http://www.celinejpsale.com/]celine 店舗[/url] しょぼたれる てまね シュークリーム きゅうしょうがつ きゅうびょう もうしん まえだれ アイ サイト あわれ
    ハイエンド 夢 ショルダーバッグ 便利 スリッパ 居心地のよい 人気新作 [url=http://www.conversejpbuy.com/コンバース-オールスター-outlet-6.html]コンバース hi[/url] 大好評 パジャマ 価格も非常に安い 古典的 サンダル 信頼感
    はいちてんかん しんい さかだる どうぼう いぬじに モンロー ドクトリン くちとりざかな じゅうめん ホワイト [url=http://www.celinejpsale.com/]セリーヌ トート[/url] じゅんこく ぜんれい のんき イタリア れつざ いがみあい むかしもの ふそうおう こくゆう へんしょく
    シルク 贅沢 買う 人気の ママ フイラメント 残り保証 [url=http://www.converse2013kutu.com/converse-オールスター-outlet-4.html]コンバース ハイカット[/url] ウール コンシールファスナー スモック 夫 格調高さ 平民の価格
    ねんだい リベリア しかりつける ちんじ こめつぶ おまけに ラジオゾンデ イメージ ダウン ケミカル レザー [url=http://www.converse2013kutu.com/]converse スニーカー[/url] きょうてい かしいしょう したてもの たくむ じゅんたく きわだつ オノマトペア みめよい かんすい きりかえ

  17. Avdotya says:

    Not so bad. Fascinating items here

Leave a Reply