If you like your health plan, you can keep it? Seriously, Mr President?
Most, if not all of us who were and are opposed to Obamacare knew at the time that that statement was a lie. You won’t be able to keep your doctor or hospital either.
Which leads me to the Question of the Day:
<Why should the GOP lift a hand to help dig the Mighty O out of the hole he’s dug for himself?>
The real answer is, they can’t.
Obama and the Dems have succeeded in destroying the finest health system the world has ever known, and none of us know the full extent of the damage yet. They have brazenly fashioned a noose as a neck-tie, and they will likely hang themselves with it.
While Obama pushed back the employer mandate, he did not suspend the law for those employers who already provide insurance. We will see those effects Jan 1.
His lame presser today means nothing. The law is the law, and any insurance company issuing private health insurance that does not comply with the law needs to fire their lawyers. He can’t say that we will show discretion via EO and provide immunity to the insurance companies for any potential litigation, and he has already shown that his word means nothing anyway.
The insurance companies will also not go along for a very practical reason, if they agree to revive the former policies, it will greatly reduce participation in the market exchanges, bringing on an insurance “death spiral”, which is coming anyway due to the ridiculously high rates being shown, if you are lucky enough to see them.
Boehner actually said something today that I agree with, there is no fixing Obamacare, other than a full repeal.