If a private company had used the kind of deceptive advertising that the president and his minions have to sell Obamacare, this administration would have taken it to the mat. Yet all that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who says that she should be “held accountable for the Obamacare debacle,” has gotten so far is a Congressional grilling. But the real culprit behind the program of course is the president himself who assured Americans that no one who likes their current coverage would be forced to give it up even as he knew that the law would outlaw tens of millions of policies. He has neither apologized nor backed off. In fact, he went on the offensive yesterday to scold everyone who dared to question whether the law would work. So it might be time now, says Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia in the Washington Examiner, to rename the president’s signature initiative “Obama-don’t-care.” She says:
When companies put profits ahead of people, the government can go after them for fraud and falsehood. But what should people do when the government puts politics ahead of people?
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