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ObamaCare architect says you can keep your doctor… if you pay more

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According to the architect of Obamacare, Dr. Zeke Emanuel, when President Obama said “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” he meant only if you want to pay more.

Emanuel appeared on Fox News Sunday and host Chris Wallace asked him if Obama’s promise was “just as false, just as misleading, as his promise about if you like your plan, you can keep your plan?”

The initial answer offered was that “the president never said you were going to have unlimited choice of any doctor in the country you want to go to.”

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“It’s a simple yes or no question,” Wallace pressed. “Did he say if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor?”

“Yes. But look, if you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that,” Emanuel responded. “This is a matter of choice.”

Wallace pointed out that this means premiums will probably go up.

“No one guaranteed you that your premium wouldn’t increase,” Emanuel said. “Premiums have been going up.”

Which ignores another broken promise from the president, that his signature healthcare plan would reduce premiums by up to $2500 per year.

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Tom Tillison

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