**Written by Doug Powers
Sarah Palin was on the Today Show this morning, and Matt Lauer did his best to push the Dem talking points with claims “only five percent will lose their insurance because of Obamacare” and that the Republicans don’t have an alternative to O-care so there’s no option but to implement it.
Palin called Lauer on his “five percent” claim, and of course Lauer moved on quickly (something tells me Lauer wouldn’t be making the number seem trivial if Bush had made the “you can keep your plan” promise).
Lauer also joined many Dems who ask those who want to repeal Obamacare “where’s the Tea Party alternative?” Come on — that’s like criticizing the Preparation H people for not offering a replacement for hemorrhoids.
Lauer asked Palin about President Barack Obama’s apology at the end of last week after it was discovered that five percent of Americans can’t keep their existing policies because they don’t meet the standards of the new healthcare law.
“What apology?’’ Palin said. “He kind of acknowledged a bit that there’s a broken website. The broken website is the least of America’s worries. This broken website I think is symbolic of a broken administration. Take over one-sixth of our economy and the socialized medicine that’s being crammed down our throat, that’s what’s broken.
“Where do you get this five percent?’’ she said. “It’s not five percent. It’s most Americans will not be able to keep the healthcare policy and programs that they had desired. The new programs that are being forced down our throat are unaffordable. Some of them are still being told, ‘Well if you like that insurance policy and that coverage, you still will be able to keep it, it’s just going to cost you a little bit more.’ That’s the point. If it’s going to cost you more, then it’s not the same policy.”
I wonder how long the media will be able to keep pretending that the website disaster is just an anecdotal side story instead of a symptom of the even larger disease.
**Written by Doug Powers
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