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.