Can you imagine if Obamcare was a private sector operation? It’s a massive failure on so many levels it would surely be out of business by now. Beyond that, the methods used to sell Obamacare would have been in violation of a number of laws. Lucky for the government they aren’t held to the same standards as the private sector.
Orson Swindle, who served as an FTC commissioner from 1997 to 2005, says there are a number of practices that, if HealthCare.gov were a private entity, would result in its being “taken to the shed and horsewhipped” by government regulators.
President Obama’s oft-repeated falsehood, “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan” — something the administration knew was untrue — would almost certainly be a textbook case of deceptive advertising, punishable under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, which prohibits “unfair or deceptive acts or practice in or affecting commerce.” This includes a “representation, omission or practice that is likely to mislead the consumer,” such that the consumer would be “likely to have chosen differently but for the deception.”
Other examples of potentially deceptive practices include the apparently deliberate decision to withhold information from HealthCare.gov visitors as to the actual prices of the policies offered via the exchanges. In fact, users aren’t told how much those policies will cost until after they have created an account, which requires giving a slew of personal and financial information. (Read More)
Well, don’t expect to hear any of this from any major media outlets. They’re too busy framing the narrative, doing their best to make it look like the problem is with the critics of this disastrous law, rather than the law itself or the many deceptions used by Democrats to ensure it was implemented.