It is déjà vu all over again in our mainstream media. Thanks to NBC’s Chuck Todd, we now know that for years the media kept silent, even though they knew Obama could not keep his promise that if you like your insurance plan you can keep your insurance. And now the remorseless media are allowing what everyone knows is just another version of that lie to stand: The notion that only a small percentage of Americans will lose their insurance.
Over and over and over again, over the past weeks, we have all seen left-wing talking heads and elected Democrats say to supposedly objective news anchors that only 2-5% of Americans will lose their insurance due to ObamaCare. But never once do these anchors challenge that talking point, even though the media know it is as dishonest as Obama’s original lie.
Once the employer mandate looms as a reality next year, the Administration itself expects tens of millions more to lose their health insurance:
“The Departments’ mid-range estimate is that 66 percent of small employer plans and 45 percent of large employer plans will relinquish their grandfather status by the end of 2013,” wrote the administration on page 34,552 of the Register. All in all, more than half of employer-sponsored plans will lose their “grandfather status” and become illegal. According to the Congressional Budget Office, 156 million Americans–more than half the population–was covered by employer-sponsored insurance in 2013.
The media are still every bit as involved in a cover-up as the White House. The media are only covering ObamaCare’s smoking guns — or that which they have to cover. What the media are killing themselves not to do is cover and disclose what is yet to happen under ObamaCare, like the coming apocalypse to the employer-based market.
When they want to, the media are very good at looking into the future and warning about what can happen. In the run up to the government shutdown, that was all we heard about.
But when it comes to ObamaCare, the media have engaged in a four-year cover-up, and that cover-up continues to this day.
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