Is prezBO's latest healthcare promise true

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    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...est-health-care-promise-true/?intcmp=obinsite

    from the article:

    Some analysts say no.

    "That’s not an accurate argument," says Avik Roy of the Manhattan Institute. "If your plan is now covering a bunch of things that you don’t need, then how is it a better plan for you?"

    Former Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Holtz-Eakin says there's no evidence to support the president's claim.

    "You can do the math," he says. "Most of the policies in his claim could spend more, cover more things, provide more visits and charge less." But, he concludes, "the arithmetic just does not work."

    Obama’s remarks last month were an effort to deflect criticism for having earlier promised that people could keep their plans and doctors no matter what.

    "Most people, he said, "will be able to buy better plans for the same price or even cheaper than what they've gotten before."

    A few days after that promise, the president appeared to downgrade the pledge somewhat, saying only that "there's a good chance that they'll be able to buy better insurance at lower cost."
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    It's a rhetorical question, right? I mean, has any claim to date about the ACA been - in reality - accurate? The biggest one was a promise our government was in no position to make in the first place.
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    Bill - save yourself some time and just post when something the President says IS true.
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    President Pinochio has gotten away with lies his entire life. Me thinks the chickens that Reverend Wright spoke of, are finally coming home to roost....in the white house.

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