As hundreds and thousands of people are finding out their insurance has been cancelled because it now doesn’t meet the guidelines set forth in the encyclopedia of laws that is Obamacare some people are starting to say maybe the president wasn’t truthful when he said that we could keep our plans. However, that is mistaken. The President said you could keep your plans. What he didn’t say is that you could keep the plans that were worth keeping.
All plans that weren’t worth keeping or that weren’t good enough for government standards or even needed to be tweaked under the new rules would be utterly scrapped and replaced with much more expensive plans. I mean the young have to buy in after all to pay for the elderly and all those pre-existing conditions. Hell, the New York Times, showing exactly why no one reads it anymore set forth and editorial claiming that it was all a misunderstanding and is being blown out of proportion. They said,
“Mr. Obama clearly misspoke when he said that. By law, insurers cannot continue to sell policies that don’t provide the minimum benefits and consumer protections required as of next year. So they’ve sent cancellation notices to hundreds of thousands of people who hold these substandard policies,” noted the Times.
The editorial called the misunderstanding in how the requirements of the law was conveyed by President Obama an “overblown controversy” while noting that people seem to forget that the law is trying to guarantee health insurance for everyone.
What they really said was that the American people are too stupid to make choices about what kind of healthcare they want and should have and that the government will set the new minimum standards. Why should Americans have any say in the healthcare they purchase for themselves or their families. Now the government wants them to have a say, but on the government’s terms. So they regulated the companies stop offering these policies because that won’t cut it and you’ll get new ones. And none of that is the President’s fault, because no one told him that would happen.
Although I seem to remember some exact words on that, and look here they are:
- New York Times: Obama ‘Misspoke’ About Keeping Healthcare Plans (newsbusters.org)
- Obama ‘Misspoke’ (Lied) on Lots More than Keeping Your Plan (nationalreview.com)
- How Obama Danced Away From ‘If you like your healthcare, you can keep your healthcare’ (pjmedia.com)
- President Obama and His Habitual Lying (danmillerinpanama.wordpress.com)
- The NY Times: We Endorse Obama’s Lies (floppingaces.net)
- NYT Editorial Board: Obama Lying To You & Taking Away Your Insurance All For The Good (politicaloutcast.com)