Wow: When Barry Met Kathy
**Posted by Phineas
A lot more people are receiving notices of cancellation of their insurance policies due to the Affordable Care Act, and they’re starting to have thoughts that have many Democrats rightfully worried:
In California, Kaiser Permanente terminated policies for 160,000 people. In Florida, at least 300,000 people are losing coverage.
That includes 56-year-old Dianne Barrette. Last month, she received a letter from Blue Cross Blue Shield informing her as of January 2014, she would lose her current plan. Barrette pays $54 a month. The new plan she’s being offered would run $591 a month — 10 times more than what she currently pays.
Barrette said, “What I have right now is what I am happy with and I just want to know why I can’t keep what I have. Why do I have to be forced into something else?“
That’s a darned fine question, Dianne. The answer, if course, is the health-care law with the Orwellian name that was passed solely with Democratic votes, because –by design– it is forcing insurance companies to take away the insurance you like and forcing you to buy something you don’t want for a lot more money. And the Democrats meant to do that.
Remember that on Election Day.
UPDATE: NBC has this bombshell:
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.
They knew and they lied. Deliberately. Over and over again for three years from the day that abominable bill was passed. And the biggest liar was President Barack Obama, himself.
Remember that, Dianne.
PS: I’m perhaps even more surprised -shocked, even- that it was NBC that broke this news.
UPDATE 2: NBC has pulled the story, gone to 404 land. I wonder how many screaming phone calls they got from the White House?
UPDATE 3: And here’s a link to the cached copy at Google. Sorry Obama. Airbrushing the truth only worked for Stalin.
UPDATE 4. Just like that, the story is back. For now.
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)