There are Useful Idiots, fools, and then there are absolute tools -and “progressive activist” Sally Kohn manages to roll all three into one with this apologetic, lecture-y piece on Obamacare:
(CNN) – Conservatives are expressing shock and outrage that the Obama administration knew that many people in the individual insurance market would not be able to keep their plans once the Affordable Care Act took effect. Such shock is not surprising; overblown outrage is the stock and trade of conservative politics these days.
But here’s what conservatives won’t tell you, lest it undermine their theatrics: Many insurance plans are shutting down because they don’t meet the higher bar of quality benefits required under Obamacare, and of those people who lose access to their plans, many will pay less and all will have better and more comprehensive options.
Also, with a few exceptions, no one is really noting that this point isn’t quite news. In 2010, the fact that certain insurance plans would not be grandfathered into Obamacare because of their inadequate coverage was widely covered by the press. It was a given, after all that, if standards for health insurance were going to be raised in America — a good thing — then some plans that don’t meet the bar would no longer be available. One could blame this on the Affordable Care Act, or alternatively, one could blame this on insurance companies for providing such substandard care in the first place.
Here’s what this boils down to:
Will some people lose their current insurance? Yes.
Will these same folks lose health insurance coverage? No.
They will all have access to better plans and in many cases pay less because of expanded options and tax credits.
And many will have a LESSER plan and WON’T be able to afford anywhere close to the plan similar to the one they LIKED because they don’t qualify for those “expanded options” and “tax credits”, Ms. Kohn. What happened to FREEDOM OF CHOICE? What if someone LIKED their plan and wanted to STAY on their current plan – which suited THEIR needs just fine? What if you’re in the middle of a healthcare issue right now, pregnant, or maybe going through cancer treatments, and end up having to switch off to another plan midstream and can’t keep the doctor/care team you liked?
None of this matters to Ms. Kohn, and other Obama apologists like her, who are – in a nutshell – saying “who cares that MILLIONS will be dropped from the plans they’re on, and who gives a RIP that Team Obama KNEW this early on (as did the mainstream media) and still flatly and falsely asserted otherwise anyway? Barry O and his crew on Pennsylvania Avenue have declared that this is a better option for you, so just deal with it and shut up, ya rube!”
Welcome to modern day “liberalism”, folks, where thinking for yourself is secondary to being ‘patriotic’ enough to eagerly want to pay higher taxes, fork out more money for a healthcare plan you don’t like, and pledge blind allegiance to Uncle Sam – as long as he (or she) happens to be a far left Democrat.