Details of McKinsey study expose Obamacare flimflam

June 23, 2011 06:55

The survey results exploded two major claims repeatedly made by Obama during and since the conclusion of the health care debate: “If you like your health plan, you can keep it” and “It will not add one penny to the deficit.” Editorial


Obama and his allies reacted with fury to the McKinsey results. Obama’s deputy chief of staff for policy, Nancy-Ann DeParle, called the results an “outlier” and questioned whether the survey’s respondents understood the plan. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., sent McKinsey a threatening letter demanding that the firm reveal its survey methodology.

Contrary to White House claims, the cross-tabs show that the more these decision makers knew about Obamacare, the more likely they are to drop their employees’ health care plans. Among those most informed about how Obamacare would affect their business, 58 percent said they would either definitely or probably drop employee care. By contrast, only 16 percent of the best informed said they were planning on keeping their plans. Thirty percent were undecided.

These survey results mean Obamacare will be vastly more expensive than the Congressional Budget Office claimed. ….. If the percentage is closer to the 30 percent, as the McKinsey survey results predict, Obamacare’s price tag would rise by almost $1 trillion.


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