If You lIke Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It. Period.

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.

Anything less is suicide.

3 Replies to “If You lIke Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It. Period.”

  1. “The White House says it’s looking for some administrative ‘fix’. Of course, no one can identify anything the president could do administratively to keep his pledge that is both legal and effective. Promise after promise from this administration has turned out not to be true. So when it comes to this healthcare law, the White House doesn’t have much credibility. Let’s be clear: the only way to fully protect the American people is to scrap this law once and for all. You can’t fix this government-run healthcare plan called Obamacare. This is going to destroy the best healthcare delivery system in the world….”

    Boehner’s comment here: http://www.ijreview.com/2013/11/94646-democrat-republican-agree-obama-line-todays-healthcare-presser/



    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 14, 2013) — The following is a statement from NAIC President and Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon on the Obama Administration’s announcement regarding policy cancellations and the role of state insurance regulators.

    We share the President’s and Congress’ concerns about policy cancellations and issues including gaps in coverage that may result from them, and fully understand the anxiety of the residents of our states who have received these notices. This anxiety is especially heightened given the issues with the federal exchange.

    For three years, state insurance regulators have been working to adapt to the Affordable Care Act in a way that best meets the needs of consumers in each state. We have been particularly concerned about the way the reforms would impact premiums, the solvency of insurance companies, and the overall health of the marketplace. The NAIC has been clear from the beginning that allowing insurers to have different rules for different policies would be detrimental to the overall market and result in higher premiums.

    We have expressed these concerns with the Administration and are concerned by the President’s announcement today that the federal government would use its “enforcement discretion” to delay enforcement of the ACA’s market reforms in 2014 for plans that are currently in effect. This decision continues different rules for different policies and threatens to undermine the new market, and may lead to higher premiums and market disruptions in 2014 and beyond.

    In addition, it is unclear how, as a practical matter, the changes proposed today by the President can be put into effect. In many states, cancellation notices have already gone out to policyholders and rates and plans have already been approved for 2014. Changing the rules through administrative action at this late date creates uncertainty and may not address the underlying issues. We look forward to learning more details of this policy change and about how the administration proposes that regulators and insurers make this work for all consumers.


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