Congress: Members’ ACA sign-up headaches
Just really freaking unbelievable:
As thousands of consumers receive health insurance cancellation notices, President Obama is continuing to fine tune his promise that Americans who like their health plans would be able to them under his signature health care law.
The president told about 200 of his campaign supporters and health care activists Monday that the administration had promised Americans they could keep their current coverage — as long as their plans hadn’t changed since ObamaCare was signed into law.
“If you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really liked that plan, what we said was you could keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law’s passed,” Obama said. “So we wrote into the Affordable Care Act you are grandfathered in on that plan. But if the insurance company changes it, then what we’re saying is they have got to change it to a higher standard. They’ve got to make it better.”
Obama said his health care law is making the insurance market better for everyone, even though millions of Americans who buy individual plans have been receiving cancellation notices. He said the notices “can be scary for people,” but added they were often getting “a very bad deal.”
Pres Obama laments that in implementing ObamaCare he's up against "so much noise and misinformation."
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 4, 2013
Spare me. The only people shoving misinformation down the throats of the American people are the very politicos and other various and assorted demagogues and fascists like the President himself who all insisted we “must” pass this law – that it would not take you off your existing plan if you didn’t want to change plans, as Clayton Cramer and Tom Blumer both note. Also, please don’t forget that Democrats had the chance to ‘fine tune’ this bill in 2010 courtesy of Republicans who pushed for a resolution to guarantee people wouldn’t lose their plans under Obamacare, but Democrats – including Senator Kay Hagan from North Carolina – rejected it. Democrats own this bill – no exceptions. No Republicans voted for it and Republicans have repeatedly tried to delay its implementation.
They KNEW. The President KNEW. We should never let them forget it, nor should we allow them to conveniently erase history – no matter how hard they try.