Catholics Are Used to Obamacare’s Lies

The public is only recently learning that President Obama’s administration lied to promote Obamacare.

obamacare catholicsFor Catholics, this is very old news.

The most recent example came in Zach Galifianakis’ online comedy interview, “Between Two Ferns.”

Young people “can get coverage all for what it costs you to pay your cell phone bill,” President Obama told the grumpy comedian.

Uh … no they can’t . “Discounting taxes nationwide, a [basic cellphone] plan costs about $90 on Verizon, $80 on AT&T, $70 on Sprint, and $60 on T-Mobile every month,” one critic pointed out. Whereas in Obamacare “the cheapest middle-of-the-road equivalent silver plan is $181.01 per month.”

So, the lesson is learned once again: What the President tells you about Obamacare should be taken with a grain of salt.

We all know this already, of course, because of the mother of all Obamacare lies has been so thoroughly exposed.

 “If You Like Your Health Care, You Can Keep It.”

The clearest iteration of that one came as early as 2009:

“No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”

That turned out to mean something far more complicated, which can be simplified by just saying: Many, many people can keep neither.

But Catholics were not surprised by any of the new Obamacare lies. That’s because we have been hearing them for six years.

“If You Like Your Conscience, You Can Keep It”

That’s the lie Obama told Notre Dame in 2008:

“Let’s honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion, and draft a sensible conscience clause, and make sure that all of our health care policies are grounded not only in sound science, but also in clear ethics, as well as respect for the equality of women.”

Thus spoke Obama at the University of Notre Dame, a university that is now suing for the second time in a desperate attempt to keep their conscience rights in the face of Obama’s anti-conscience onslaught.

That lie to Catholics was soon followed by another …

“Federal Dollars Won’t be Used for Abortions”

Catholic democrat Bart Stupak almost killed Obamacare over fears of federally-funded abortion, staging a brave weeks-long holdout over abortion payments.

It started with the Stupak–Pitts Amendment that would have prohibited Obamacare from using federal funds “to pay for any abortion or to cover any part of the costs of any health plan that includes coverage of abortion” (except in cases of rape, incest or “danger to the life of the mother”). When the amendment died in the Senate, Stupak led a group of pro-life Democrats who wouldn’t support the final legislation unless it forbad taxpayer dollars for abortions.

Stupak only relented on the day of the final vote when Obama promised him an executive order to satisfy the pro-lifers. The promised executive order never came; instead came language offering plans with abortions and only one without, and Obamacare coverage for drugs that  carry FDA labels identifying them as abortifacient.

In the words of Stupak, “I am perplexed and disappointed that, having negotiated the executive order with the President, not only does that HHS mandate violate the executive order, but it also violates statutory law. I think it is illegal.”

There was more dishonesty to come. Call it …

 “If You Like Your Religion, you can Keep It”

At a White House meeting in 2011, it seems Obama promised  conscience rights for Catholics and their institutions once again.

“The president seemed very earnest, he said he considered the protection of conscience sacred, that he didn’t want anything his administration would do to impede the work of the Church that he claimed he held in high regard,” Dolan remembered a few months later, at Fordham Law School . “So I did leave a little buoyant.”

When Obama broke that promise, he called Dolan personally to tell him.

“I have to say, there’s a sense of personal disappointment,” Dolan said at Fordham after the promise evaporated. “I had to share with him that I was terribly let down, disappointed and disturbed, and it seemed the news he had given me was difficult to square with the confidence I had felt.”

So it should come as no surprise that Obama makes outlandish claims that you will keep your doctor or your plan will be inexpensive. It has become his M.O.: Find out what your opponent wants; promise him he can have that thing; continue on as planned.


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  • Catherine

    While I don’t agree with much of the ACA, I now have insurance after being repeatedly denied for a year because of preexisting conditions. On my wage of $12/hr, I pay only $63/month for a silver plan with zero deductible. So, for some people, it is less than a phone bill.
    Before I get berated, I’m not saying I agree with ACA, I don’t, but it doesn’t look good if we’re trying to make a point but we aren’t fully in tuned and transparent with all the facts.

  • the rain

    The Catholic Church greatly failed its members by not aggressively opposing obama in the last two elections.

    He and his corrupt administration are completely opposite what Jesus taught.

  • coches teledirigidos de gasolina

    Practical info. Blessed me personally I stumbled upon your website unintentionally, that i’m stunned the key reason why this particular coincidence wouldn’t occurred ahead of time! I bookmarked it.

  • Micha Elyi

    Elections have consequences. Pray for voters that their consciences shall be strong and well-formed.

    Silence from pastors and bishops also have consequences. Pray for pastors and bishops…

  • Will

    We have a TV commercial running in our state that has a woman with cancer stating she could not keep her health insurance. It was paid for by some American prosperity group. The fact finders showed she got insurance with premiums of about half the price of her original policy. She has to pay deductibles and copayments that bring her annual costs to within two dollars of the original policy.

  • morganB

    I hate to add to your woes, but the lying Democrats seem to have a potential 2016 presidential candidate that is ELECTABLE. Consequently, the Republicans with their severe shift to the right have no one in that category.

    If Pope Francis were to restate how Catholics are obsessing on social issues like abortion, same sex marriage and contraception, he might add Obama bashing. You are using the wrong paint. It would be a disaster for the president to alienate any large voting block.

    • Julie T.

      Morgan, is it fair to say you obtain your information what Pope Francis has or hasn’t said from the secular media? If so, you are seriously misled. To put that “stop obsessing” meme in its larger context (unreported by the secular press), the Holy Father explained he *expects* individual priests and bishops to address those issues *from the pulpit*, so that he can focus *his* efforts on attracting those who are not yet ready to hear about the hard teachings, but who are searching for that “something” that only Christ Jesus can give them. Try reading *faithful* Catholic news sources if you actually want the entire story.

      • morganB

        Thanks, Julie. I get some good input from EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo. I never, nor should anybody, rely on our Liberal media exclusively.

        My wife and I are sticklers for truth and justice. That’s where most of the “reliable” sources of catholic news fails us.

        On the serious issue if priest pedophilia we hear little about Pope Francis’ efforts to right the ship of church and set a plan that those in the hierarchy are justly punished and removed from the priesthood. As of right now, we have no trust that the “cover up” will end. A prime example is Mexican priest Nicolas Aguilar Rivera. He is believed to have molested more than two dozen children in the late 1980s. – Cardinal Roger Mahoney, after being removed by his successor Archbishop Jose Gomez, the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles agreed this week to pay out $13 million to more than a dozen victims of clergy sex abuse. Attorneys for the victims claim Los Angeles and Mexican church leaders also conspired to shield one notorious pedophile priest from authorities. –

        Having gone on for 20 years the Popes had to know of this atrocity. Then, Mahoney resigns in disgrace and flies to Rome to vote for Pope Francis. WOW, how bad does it get?



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