10/28/2013

Despite promises, Obama adm knew 50 to 75 percent of 14 million consumers who buy insurance individually would receive a “cancellation”

At the same time that Obama was attacking political opponents as lying, he knew that they were right about his promise that people could keep their health plans if they wanted to keep them.  Anyone who doesn't believe that you could get some for free knew that Obama was not being honest, but he got his bill passed.  The damage that this is doing to the country and the quality of health care is huge.  From 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.”   . . . .
The NBC News report gets this next sentence exactly right:
None of this should come as a shock to the Obama administration. . . . 

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