According to the White House "blog":
For the record, the President has consistently said that if you like your insurance plan, your doctor, or both, you will be able to keep them.
Keeping our current plans, for the record, morons, is hardly the only complaint about this massive turd of a plan. Nor is the president "consistently" saying something to counter complaints about what the bill itself actually says.
This bill will burden the tax-payer with massively inefficient governmental bureaucracy and costs. Change is not necessarily "reform." We need to move in the right direction to reduce the costs of medical care - reducing federal regulations which drive up health care and insurance costs, and tort reform to reduce frivolous lawsuits, which run in the billions. Reduce taxes, so that individuals and families can afford to make their own health care choices, rather than have their wallets raided to pay for unnecessary programs, bureaucratic middle-men and government waste.
Sure, perhaps you will be able to keep your current insurance/provider for awhile, but in the long run, this government program will bankrupt them and all private health providers, and eventually over time there will be nothing left but government-run health care.
Don't be fooled. This is a blatant seizing of power by the Feds, an attempt to further control every aspect of your private lives and your pocketbooks. And this from the supposedly "pro-choice" side of the aisle. Ha!
If possible, please forward the URL for this blog entry to the totalitarian thought police at firstname.lastname@example.org, who want to know "[i]f you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy." I want to make sure I'm on all the right dissenter lists.