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November 01, 2013

The Atlantic Explains "If You Like Your Plan, You Can Keep Your Plan" In One Simple Chart

If you've listened to this week's soon-to-be-award-winning podcast, you heard Ace and the crew rate Mary Katherine Ham's list of euphemisms using, appropriately, gymnastics-style scoring.

Well here's a late entrant ...

I'll take that as a 9.94 from the tough but fair judge MKH. What, you ask, could be at the link in that tweet that Brings It! enough to elicit this near-perfect score?

What. The. Ckuf? The old saying "if you're explaining, you're losing" doesn't quite do justice to using that many words and pictures to explain a simple declarative sentence. And that's after allowing for all the snark and condescension that really has no place in a piece written by someone staking a claim to the moral high ground on healthcare.

Why, back when the left was remaking the entire US healthcare system in the name of getting the uninsured population of 15% or so health insurance whether they wanted it or not, every individual sob story that could possibly be trotted out was used to support the effort.

But now that they got what they wanted, they're all "win some, lose some". You're in the 5% of people who lost the insurance Dear Leader explicitly said you could keep? Too bad, so sad.

Serious You Guys. YOLO!

Sorry, Team Obama, but the real flowchart looks like this:


That's what Obama's words actually mean in the English language.

The first flowchart is just a lame attempt to turn a lie into the truth.

Oh, and about that 5%. Well, that's a lie too.

How many people are exposed to these problems? 60 percent of Americans have private-sector health insurance—precisely the number that Jay Carney dismissed. As to the number of people facing cancellations, 51 percent of the employer-based market plus 53.5 percent of the non-group market (the middle of the administration’s range) amounts to 93 million Americans.

5% ... 30% ... Whatever. It's all in a day's work if you're a good little Statist.

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