It was a rethuglican/Tea Party conspiracy! (UPDATED – part2)

Like so many other lies told by this administration that we get told are just exaggerations on our part when we call them on it. But, it turns out that the Obama administration knew the ACA was going to cost most of us our current plans, and they lied about it being otherwise. Worse yet, they knew that as many as 2 in 3 would lose their plans:

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.”

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.”

My bet is that even that high end 67% is low and more than 5 in 6 of us will eventually lose our plans. That’s by design. The point is that this is yet another lie by this administration. It’s pathological with these crooks. Who is going to come out – throw themselves under the bus – to pretend that somehow Obama was not informed like the NSA is now doing. Lies, lies, lies! That’s all we get from this administration. They can’t tell the truth even when it benefits them. But it is those of that have learned to expect the worst from these crooks that are in the wrong.

Obamacare is a failure. I find myself agreeing with Noonan: go back and do it all over. And make sure none of the people involved with the first iteration are allowed to be part of the do-over, because they are idiots. Wealth redistribution scams suck ass, and this is one of the worst ones foisted on the American people. Ever. Thank god it is blowing up in their faces.

UPDATE: It looks bleak out there. So far the tally of people losing their current coverage, even if they want to keep it, exceeds 2 million, and more keep losing it every day. This is going to be a snowball effect. My company has been all civic duty and good corporate citizen like, because so far the number of companies they compete against dropping insurance coverage has been low. But that’s going to change as time passes bye. It might not even happen next year, but I doubt it goes for more than 2 years before we see a rash of companies all dropping healthcare coverage so they can be more competitive in a sinking economy, mostly sinking because of the ACA and other progtard policies.

And on the other side we are getting hammered because doctor see this giant shit sandwich for what it is, and they are basically opting out. I was told by my own doctor during the storm leading up to the passing of this bill that he would rather retire and sell, or just close down his practice, than deal with another bloated government run system that imposes 250%+ administrative cost increase, because of an impossible to understand and totally insane bureaucracy, that forces him to do a poor job. And my doctor is one of the ones that had already been leading the curve and computerizing all data and record retention for his practice, on his own, in the hopes that would allow him to better control the already insane costs associated with the mountains of paperwork the government required they fill out so they could do their real jobs. Others in the medical profession are catching on, and they all seem to be seeing the same writing on the wall.

UPDATED2: Look like NBC first tried to take the story at the link down, then stealth edited it, and then put it back up when they got hammered. From the Breibart post:

On Monday, NBC News reported that President Obama’s administration knew for three years that Americans would lose their current insurance under Obamacare. The story quickly became the lead at the Drudge Report, making it the hottest political story on the Internet immediately.

For several hours, there was no problem. Then, late at night, the story was pulled, the link was changed thereby breaking the Drudge link, and stealth edits were made to the piece. In particular, one key paragraph met the cutting room floor:

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 were probably called out by the WH and took it down, only to be caught because Drudge had linked the story, and fearing being called out for being lapdogs of this WH, put it back up. Damage control fail.

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