All that time in 2009 that President Obama was going around the country campaigning for the Affordable Care Act, and as late as 2012 while defending it, Barack Obama told Americans “if you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health plan." Yeah, well not so much. It seems that Barack Obama, Jay Carney, and the rest of his "transparent" administration knew this statement was not true over three years ago.
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Where I come from, that is called lying.
Worse, Obama and the Democrats told the American people that those who pointed out this would happen, along with a host of other really bad things about the ACA, were the ones who were lying. We were told they were engaged in fear-mongering, scaring old people, and essentially being either uninformed, or they were heartless, mean, or un-Christian. Suddenly, godless liberals were born-again, asking "what would Jesus do?" All of a sudden, the left embraces Jesus, claiming he is a socialist, proving the old adage that politics makes strange bedfellows.
We can certainly debate whether Jesus was a socialist or not, but there is one thing that Jesus would not do. Jesus wouldn't lie to people to advance his agenda.
However, there is a religion which does advocate lying and deception in furtherance of their agenda and faith. Just saying.
Obama administration knew millions could not keep their health insurance
By Lisa Myers and Hannah Rappleye, NBC News
President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.
Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC News that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a “cancellation” letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don’t meet the standards mandated by the new health care law. One expert predicts that number could reach as high as 80 percent. And all say that many of those forced to buy pricier new policies will experience “sticker shock.”
None of this should come as a shock to the Obama administration. The law states that policies in effect as of March 23, 2010 will be “grandfathered,” meaning consumers can keep those policies even though they don’t meet requirements of the new health care law. But the Department of Health and Human Services then wrote regulations that narrowed that provision, by saying that if any part of a policy was significantly changed since that date -- the deductible, co-pay, or benefits, for example -- the policy would not be grandfathered.
Buried in Obamacare regulations from July 2010 is an estimate that because of normal turnover in the individual insurance market, “40 to 67 percent” of customers will not be able to keep their policy. And because many policies will have been changed since the key date, “the percentage of individual market policies losing grandfather status in a given year exceeds the 40 to 67 percent range.”
That means the administration knew that more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them.
Yet President Obama, who had promised in 2009, “if you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health plan,” was still saying in 2012, “If [you] already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance.”
“This says that when they made the promise, they knew half the people in this market outright couldn’t keep what they had and then they wrote the rules so that others couldn’t make it either,” said Robert Laszewski, of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, a consultant who works for health industry firms. Laszewski estimates that 80 percent of those in the individual market will not be able to keep their current policies and will have to buy insurance that meets requirements of the new law, which generally requires a richer package of benefits than most policies today.
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