Obama should have been honest before health law passed

Published: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 - 7:11 am

Re “Smart shoppers will make health care reform work” (Editorials, Nov 10): When the Affordable Care Act was being debated, President Barack Obama said it would reduce premiums for the average family by $2,500 a year. Now The Bee says “everyone, including President Barack Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, should be honest about the fact that some will pay more for similar coverage.” And when the Affordable Care Act was being debated, the president said that if you like your plan you can keep it. In an Oct. 31 editorial (“Yes, Obamacare ends bare-bones health plans”), The Bee said, “It was a stupid thing to say, much less to repeat.”

Wouldn’t it have served The Bee’s readers better to know this information prior to the passage of the health care bill?

-- John Caldwell, Rocklin

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