Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mainstream Media Finally Admits Obamacare Forces People out of Insurance Plans

Obamacare doesn’t allow everybody to keep their health insurance plans.

CNBC, NBC, the New York Post, NPR, CBS… They’re all finally admitting it. Due to higher costs foisted on insurance companies that now have to accept everyone and everything, insurance plan costs are skyrocketing and many policies are being flat-out cancelled.

Isn’t that what conservatives warned about? And isn’t that what liberals told us to shut up about?

Admittedly, liberals tell conservatives to shut up if we note the beautiful weather or say how cute babies are. But they nevertheless spent years ridiculing us for acknowledging how Obamacare was one giant mess waiting to happen.

They said President Obama told us we would get to keep our plans. What more proof do we need that we’ll get to keep our plans than him saying we’ll get to keep our plans? I mean, really!

Except that we don’t get to keep our plans. Conservatives can’t be trusted when it’s just us saying stuff like that (Conservatives can never be trusted.), but the second NBC and other mainstream media outlets say the exact same thing, pay attention! They know what’s what.

NBC reports: “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…

“That means the administration knew that more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them.”

When conservatives said as much, we were ignorant, racist haters afraid of change.

Considering we were right all along, I guess the ignorance is on the other foot… the left one.

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