"Now, I just want to repeat this because there's so much misinformation about the cost issue here. You talk to every health care economist out there and they will tell you that whatever ideas are -- whatever ideas exist in terms of bending the cost curve and starting to reduce costs for families, businesses, and government, those elements are in this bill."
-- Barack Obama, December 15, 2009 --
"There is no way Obama can improve the quality of health care, provide it to nineteen million additional Americans who have no coverage - for free - and reduce the cost of health care for everyone else. No way."
-- Jerry Fuhrman, December 16, 2009 --
The cost of health insurance has surged in the US this year, according to a survey of employers, dealing a blow to claims by the Obama administration that healthcare legislation introduced last year would curb costs.
Who ya gonna pay attention to next time?