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While the Affordable Care Act was making its way through Congress in 2009 and 2010, President Obama famously promised the American people over and over again that if you like your health plan, you can keep it.
“Let me be exactly clear about what health care reform means to you,” Obama said at one rally in July 2009. “First of all, if you’ve got health insurance, you like your doctors, you like your plan, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. Nobody is talking about taking that away from you.”
But the president’s promise is turning out to be false for millions of Americans who have had their health insurance policies canceled because they don’t meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
According to health policy expert Bob Laszewski, roughly 16 million Americans will lose their current plans because of Obamacare:
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9 Reasons Why Many Liberals Absolutely Hate Obamacare
Barack Obama’s number one job is not to defeat the Republicans. Rather, his number one job is to run the government well. And when it comes to Obamacare, he has failed miserably. The launch of Obamacare has been such a colossal fiasco that words like “disaster” and “catastrophe” simply do not do it justice. According to recent polls, Americans are against Obamacare by an average margin of about 10 percent, and even many liberals that fought so hard to get Obamacare passed are now abandoning ship. All over America, health insurance policies are being canceled, health insurance premiums are absolutely skyrocketing, and millions of people that actually wanted to get health insurance through Healthcare.gov find that they are unable to do so. Yes, the U.S. health care system was already a complete and total mess before Obamacare, but now Obamacare has made things much, much worse and there is little hope that things will improve any time soon. The following are 9 reasons why most Americans (including a growing number of liberals) absolutely hate Obamacare…
#1 The launch of Obamacare has been such a colossal technical failure that many liberals are now completely ashamed to be associated with it. At this point, it is nearly impossible to sign up for a health insurance policy on Healthcare.gov. According to USA Today, the first person to successfully enroll in Obamacare in the state of Delaware had to spend seven hours on the phone and in front of the computer to accomplish that feat…
She needed seven hours of waiting on the phone and sitting in front of her computer, but Janice Baker can claim something few people in the First State can at the moment: She has signed up for health coverage through Delaware’s insurance marketplace.
Officials from the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services declared Baker the first confirmed resident to have enrolled in the marketplace, which opened Oct. 1 as part of the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare.
A lot of liberal pundits are not pulling any punches when describing how nightmarish the launch of Obamacare has been. The following is how Ezra Klein of the Washington Post described the launch of Obamacare…
So far, the Affordable Care Act’s launch has been a failure. Not “troubled.” Not “glitchy.” A failure.
#2 In some areas of the country, people are only able to purchase health insurance from a single company on the Obamacare health insurance exchanges.
#3 Obamacare is causing health insurance premiums to skyrocket, and many liberals are absolutely shocked when this happens to them. In fact, one liberal blogger was horrified to learn that Obamacare is going to nearly double his monthly health insurance premiums…
My wife and I just got our updates from Kaiser telling us what our 2014 rates will be. Her monthly has been $168 this year, mine $150. We have a high deductible. We are generally healthy people who don’t go to the doctor often. I barely ever go. The insurance is in case of a major catastrophe.
Well, now, because of Obamacare, my wife’s rate is gong to $302 per month and mine is jumping to $284.
#4 Obama promised us that if we liked our current health insurance plans that we could keep them. Unfortunately, that was a lie. All over the country, existing health insurance plans are being canceled thanks to Obamacare.
The True Purpose of ObamaCare: A Single Payer Trojan Horse
The Affordable Care Act is already doing a fantastic job at it’s true purpose: taking great health insurance plans away from people and replacing them with either a much higher-priced, inferior plan or….nothing.
In all the discussion about ObamaCare, many people are missing the point about the true purpose of the law. Supposedly, the purpose of the Affordable Care Act was to lower health insurance costs and provide better health insurance plans for people to purchase.
Far from it.
The actual purpose of the ACA is to prepare the ground for a single payer system to come later.
ObamaCare was designed to ‘fix’ the problem of a country in which most had health insurance coverage and were happy with the status quo.
Progressives realized they were never going to get this backwards country to a single payer system as long as 85% of Americans had coverage and the majority of them were satisfied with the health insurance plan they had. The top leadership of the Democratic Party rightly recognized this situation as a huge obstacle to ever getting a single payer system implemented on the entire country from Washington DC.
The goal of ObamaCare is a national transformation from a country where 85% had health insurance & of those 87% were happy with their plan, to one where almost no one will be happy with what they have been forced to take.
After a few years of this new situation, Progressives figured people would be ready to hear their solution to the problem: a single payer system.
If people were never going to voluntarily hand over their private insurance plans, they would just have to be tricked into it then.
Let that sink in: Since American citizens were never going to voluntarily hand over their health insurance plans, a strategy was formed in which those plans would be stripped from them involuntarily. And that strategy was the Affordable Care Act and the multitude of lies that Democrats told about it.
They repeatedly lied to the country about keeping plans and keeping doctors and premiums being lower, knowing full well the entire time that this would not be the case.
But by the time the public figured this out, it would be too late. The law would have already passed and be in force, and millions of people will have had their insurance plans ripped from their fingers before they could even protest about it.
Here’s Why So Many Americans Are Getting Letters Saying Their Health Insurance Is Canceled
Josh Barro Oct. 21, 2013, 4:44 PM
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“If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” This was one of President Obama’s key talking points when selling the Affordable Care Act, and it was never true — as many of the 14 million Americans currently covered by individually-purchased health plans are now learning.As Kaiser Health News reports, individual market insurers are sending out rafts of cancellation notices, telling subscribers they have to change to new plans starting in 2014. Here’s why:
1. Some old plans don’t meet new requirements under the ACA. Starting in 2014, most health plans will have to cover 10 “essential health benefits,” from hospitalization to maternity care to dental care for children. Most will also have to limit out-of-pocket expenses to no more than $6,350 for an individual plan or $12,700 for a family plan. And they’ll have to meet a minimum “actuarial value,” generally meaning that across a standardized population, the insurer will have to expect to pay at least 60% of health care costs incurred by plan participants.
If your existing plan doesn’t meet these requirements, it’s likely that it’s getting canceled. And since the new plan you’re getting will offer more comprehensive coverage, it’s likely to be more expensive, especially if you’re young and healthy and don’t qualify for a premium subsidy.
Posted by EU Times on Oct 23rd, 2013
A stunning Ministry of Finance (MoF) report released today on the global impact of the recently implemented Affordable Care Act (ACA) [otherwise known as Obamacare] in the United States is warning that this new law is now in a “death spiral” which could, by February 2014, collapse the entire world’s economic system as the US Federal Reserve would not be able to bail out its European Union (EU) counterpart central banks as it had done with the over $80 billion in secret loans given to them after the 2007-2008 financial crisis due to this laws “massive failure.”
According to this report, Obamacare was enacted to increase the quality and affordability of US health insurance, lower the uninsured rate by expanding public and private insurance coverage, and reduce the costs of healthcare for individuals and the government in an area which encompasses nearly 20% of the entire American gross domestic product (GDP).
What Obamacare has, instead, accomplished, this report says, is an unprecedented soaring in price of US health insurance, the dumping by American insurance companies of hundreds of thousands of previously insured people, and the skyrocketing of healthcare costs for everyone.
So grim has Obamacare become, this report continues, the highly respected Kaiser Health News reported this week that up to another 14 million Americans will lose their private healthcare because their policies fall short of what the this law requires starting 1 January 2014.
Even worse, this report says, and as the MoF quotes from US sources, tens of millions of Americans have started losing their jobs because of Obamacare with tens of millions more being shifted to part-time from full-time work due to this laws “inflexible mandates.”
In one of the many examples contained in this report of what Obamacare is truly costing these people, this MoF report details, is one American mothers experience in obtaining new health insurance for her family as reported by The News Virginian, and which, in part, says:
“So, she was stunned when she found out what her new insurance policy would cost.
The Highmark representative explained that her new policy had to meet all the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). It would have to cover things she does not want or need — such as mental health problems, substance abuse and maternity care.
She asked the representative to help her choose a policy similar to what she had. The closest match he could find was a comprehensive PPO policy.
Her deductible would go from $1,200 to $1,500 per person, but her family deductible would increase from $2,400 to $5,000.
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