Attempting to Terrify Americans, Marco Rubio Continues to Blatantly Lie About “Obamacare”

rubio1In more of the same from the Republican party, Marco Rubio continued the stream of lies from conservatives as it relates to the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”).

This time his rhetoric is centered around the availability for Americans to continue to see their same doctors.  Knowing that for many Americans, the relationship with their doctor is extremely personal and often very loyal.

Which is understandable.  It makes sense that someone who’s treated you most of your life would know your health better than anyone.

So in his most recent lie, Rubio claimed that Americans won’t be able to continue to see their same doctor under “Obamacare.”

“Just think about the people that have health insurance now, and they’re happy with it.  They’re going to lose that health insurance. They have a doctor they’ve been seeing for the last 15 or 20 years, they won’t be able to keep going to that doctor.”

You know what I’d like to think about for a moment?  The dream that more people would use common sense so people like Rubio wouldn’t say such outlandish comments knowing that millions of people will believe them to be true.

So just for the record, are his statements accurate?  Well, no.  Politifact rated his comments as “Mostly False.”

They note that Americans won’t face anything different than they currently do now as it relates to heath care and the doctors that are covered under their plans.

See, some Americans already face this current situation of a change in health care through their employer causing them to have to switch doctors.  This is nothing new, though Rubio wants Americans to believe that it’s an event that’s caused directly by “Obamacare.”

His statements are a clear distortion of the truth aimed to scare Americans into believing that the Affordable Care Act is going to take away their choices and control their health care.

But I’ll repeat what I’ve said countless times—the Affordable Care Act is not socialized health care.  It’s not a government takeover of your health coverage.

What the law really breaks down to is health insurance reform—and that’s it.  It’s a law which changed the laws for which health insurance providers had to follow, requires Americans to have health insurance (you know, the whole “personal responsibility” thing) and offers subsidies for Americans who might not be able to afford health insurance.

So Americans won’t face any different situation when it comes to the availability of their current doctor than they faced before “Obamacare,” and Rubio knows that.

Which continues to beg the question I constantly ask, yet never get an answer to.  “If “Obamacare is so terrible, why is nearly everything Republicans perpetuate about the law an outright lie?  Shouldn’t the simple truth be enough?”

The truth is, Republicans can’t answer that question.  They’re driving harder than ever before to try and stop the law from being fully enacted, some even threatening to shutdown the government, because they’re terrified that the law will work and their blatant lies of the last 3+ years will be exposed.

It’s why many of these Republican controlled states have gone out of their way to sabotage the law.  They’ve done anything and everything in their power to ensure that the law fails in their states, while states which support the law have reported premiums lower than expected.

And like the comments from Senator Marco Rubio show, Republicans have and will continue to blatantly lie to slander the law.  Even knowing that their comments aren’t based at all on reality.

But then again, for many Republicans (especially tea party Republicans) “truth” and “reality” have become “just your opinion.”

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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