Barack Obama famously lied that under Obamacare “…if you like your current health plan, you can keep it…”.
Leaders of the largest labor unions have “discovered” that this was in fact a lie, as shown in this quote in their recent letter to Pelosi and Reid:
“President Obama, of course, pledged that “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” ….unless changes are made…that promise is hollow.” <source>
Some lies die hard, and others die easy. The particular Obama lie died an early death (but only after passage of the law…) because of the following simple math, which shows how Obamacare forces employers to drop their employee health plans altogether — leaving employees to turn to government health care exchanges as their only option.
An employer with 230 employees, for instance, who offers insurance to each worker, even at a low estimated rate of $300 per month, would pay more than $800,000 annually. And each employee would pay an additional $600 per month out of pocket to get coverage for his family. The employer’s cost in fines to not offer insurance? $400,000 a year. It’s obvious which option is more affordable to the employer. <source>
The truth is rampaging around Obama right now, and may the force be with it.