Remember when former House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told Americans we'd just have to wait until President Barack Obama's national health care law was enacted to learn what was in it? Just vote for it, Pelosi told members of Congress, and then you can read what's actually in the bill later.
Well, we're learning more and more about "Obamacare," and we're finding more instances where we were misled.
Part of the law requires insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing health conditions. That wouldn't cost health insurance policy holders anything, we were assured during the discussion before the law was passed.
Now, we were told last week, "Obamacare" includes an annual charge for each health insurance policy holder to help defray the cost of coverage for those with pre-existing medical conditions. The charge - initially $63 - allegedly will go away after a few years. Does anyone actually believe that it will go away?
At least Pelosi was telling the truth about one thing: There's a lot about "Obamacare" Americans weren't told before it was enacted.
Of course, the problem with that is that much of what we didn't know about will undoubtedly continue to cost us all money - despite what we were assured by Pelosi, Obama and other leaders of the current administration.