Wednesday, December 9, 2009

CBO: 10 Million Could Lose Employer Coverage Under Senate Health Bill

President Obama promised you could keep your current coverage, if you liked it, under his health care reform. The CBO disagrees.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that up to 10 million people could lose their employer-based insurance coverage under the Senate's health care reform bill....

But the estimate assumes many employers, particularly small businesses with low-wage workers, would opt to pay the fine and drop their insurance plans. The CBO estimated this would affect between 9 million and 10 million workers.

There is still a 'reality check' video (posted below), on the White House website, of Barack Obama and Linda Douglass of the White House Office of Health Reform debunking the myth that reform will force you out of your current insurance plan or force you to change doctors. There are two clips in this video of President Obama promising that won't happen. The CBO appears to think President Obama will be lying if he signs the Senate version of health care reform.

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