Reminder: Obama lied about being able to keep health insurance coverage you like

If you like your policy, you can keep it. If you like your doctor, you can keep him or her. Those were lies. We told you over-and-over this was the case.

I want to point out the cancelation notices delivered to hundreds of thousands in Florida have nothing to do with insurance companies changing policies or electing not to offer a service in the state … it has everything to do with the mandates President Obama and Democrats inserted into the Affordable Healthcare Act.

From Kaiser Health News and highlighted on Drudge this morning with my emphasis.

Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more costly policies.

The main reason insurers offer is that the policies fall short of what the Affordable Care Act requires starting Jan. 1. Most are ending policies sold after the law passed in March 2010. At least a few are cancelling [sic] plans sold to people with pre-existing medical conditions.

I’ll be fair and note in some cases the policy choices available certainly might be comparable to what someone had before, but it’s not the same. This reinforces my point the other day – coverage was available before, this is not something that is “new and now available” thanks to Obamacare.

These folks had coverage and many of those people – certainly not all – were happy with the coverage they had. They can’t keep it.

You may think I’m pulling at small threads here, but it’s Obama who stood up multiple times and told people they could keep the policies they had if they liked them. That’s just simply not the case. Along with these mandated changes in the individual market, the small business market is also experiencing bad things for some employers and employees for the simple fact the mandates result in higher costs for the employer. When the employer has higher costs. my readers know they have decisions to make. Lower costs, raise prices, or slow investment for future growth. Most likely it will include a combination of all three and none of those choices are good for employees!

It’s not rocket science kids.

Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. Dimsdale on October 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Your costs have to go up, simply based on the fact that you will be “mandated” (read it: forced) to carry coverage you may not need or want, and you will be subsidizing millions of new patients.? And let us not forget the foreign nationals (illegals) who the liberals (and many RINOs) want to grant amnesty.? They will be added to the rolls eventually, given the gov’t track record, and the rest will burden the system through the current EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act) that allows them to freely use ERs and pass the costs onto citizens.
    How do costs NOT go up?

    • bien-pensant on October 23, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      It is almost eerie that not one Republican voted for the un-ACA. Until you look at what the democrats are trying to accomplish, taking over one-sixth of the American economy, the fact that Republicans were NOT in favor of this travesty is brilliant.
      No rational person — that let’s out the liberals! — could expect costs not to go up, up and continuously up.

  2. bien-pensant on October 23, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Of course Obama lied. He had to lie to everyone in order to get this liberal pipe dream (nightmare) passed. The democrats saw their opportunity to push this legislation through and did it. The consequences did not matter. It did not matter that the thing is a fallacy built on falsehoods.
    This huge over reach on the part of the democrats should be the beginning to the end for the liberal agenda. Once the average, uninformed voter sees just what the cost of this social experiment is going to cost him or her and their family, the love affair with Obama should come to a halt. Already there are some in his lap-dog media who are raising serious questions for the regime. (Where were they when this thing could still be halted in its gestation?)
    Strident voices on the right have been telling all who have ears that Obama is an political opportunist of the worst form. Truth has nothing to do with achieving the liberal agenda. That agenda has to be accomplished at any cost. Time after time he has demonstrated that he will do anything, say anything, and sacrifice anyone to further his goals, his progressively liberal goals.
    It is probably too late for this country to pull back from this abyss, this…


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