More O’care Legislation On the Way

Fox News:

Obama tweaks message about keeping health plans under Obamacare

As thousands of consumers receive health insurance cancellation notices, President Obama is continuing to fine tune his promise that Americans who like their health plans would be able to them under his signature health care law.

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The president told about 200 of his campaign supporters and health care activists Monday that the administration had promised Americans they could keep their current coverage — as long as their plans hadn’t changed since Obamacare was signed into law.

“If you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really liked that plan, what we said was you could keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law’s passed,” Obama said. “So we wrote into the Affordable Care Act you are grandfathered in on that plan. But if the insurance company changes it, then what we’re saying is they have got to change it to a higher standard. They’ve got to make it better.”

Obama said his health care law is making the insurance market better for everyone, even though millions of Americans who buy individual plans have been receiving cancellation notices. He said the notices “can be scary for people,” but added they were often getting “a very bad deal.”

“The bottom line is — is that we are making the insurance market better for everybody and that’s right thing to do,” he said.

The president also acknowledged that technical problems with the health care website to shop for insurance are making it tougher for people to find other plans. He said he’s “not happy about it,” but promised, “We’re going to smooth this thing out.”

At least 3.5 million Americans have been issued cancellations, but the exact number is unclear, The Associated Press reported. In a speech at Boston’s Faneuil Hall this past week, Obama said the problem is limited to fewer than 5 percent of Americans “who’ve got cut-rate plans that don’t offer real financial protection in the event of a serious illness or an accident.”

In the Republican-controlled House, officials say a vote is likely as early as next week on a bill to let insurers continue selling any individual policies that were in effect on Jan. 1, 2013, even if they provide coverage deemed insufficient under Obamacare.

The measure, drafted by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., and backed by roughly 100 fellow Republicans, would remain in effect throughout 2014, after which the issue would presumably be reviewed.

“Despite the president’s repeated promise of ‘if you like your plan, you can keep it,’ many Americans are now learning the sad reality that their current plan will no longer exist beginning on January 1,” Upton, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, said in a statement when he announced his legislation last week.

“This legislation is about providing folks the peace of mind that they will be allowed to keep their current coverage if they so choose.”

While Upton’s legislation permits insurers to sell existing coverage plans that would otherwise be banned, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., introduced legislation during the day to go one step further by requiring it.

Aides told The Associated Press that under her measure, insurance companies would be obliged to continue offering existing paying customers continued coverage under any plans in effect at the end of 2013. No new consumers could enroll.

“A promise was made that if you like your health plan, you can keep it – and I will do everything I can to see that the promise is kept,” said Landrieu, who is gearing up for what is expected to be a challenging re-election campaign next year.

The White House declined comment on the two bills.

Both measures are designed to cut through a complicated system in which some plans for individuals that fall short of coverage standards are allowed to continue under Obamacare, while others are not.

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With millions of people, include Dems and their supporters, screaming about O’s big lie, now he tweaks his message. He’s back-peddling to soothe his lefty friends and their upcoming elections. Tweak it all you want, Obozo, but it’s still mumbo-jumbo lies.

Then to top it off, now we have new legislation coming out of the Senate to offset parts of the horrid o’care law. Bearing in mind how much Congress loves to create new laws, I’d be willing to bet there will be more over the next few months, or years.

The fact of the matter is, if they’d taken the time to write it correctly the first time, we wouldn’t be in this mess and we might have an insurance plan that actually worked. Perhaps they could have even made it Constitutional .

~Kathy

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25 Responses to More O’care Legislation On the Way

  1. Clyde says:

    Good piece, Kathy. The problem with lies, is the sheer amount of them one has to tell to cover the original lie.

  2. There is not an honest bone,,, no, let me re-phrase that,,, There is not an honest CELL in the imposters body. He is a liar, and the father of lies. ’nuff said.

    Good post, Kathy. We should have a triumvirate on the scaffold – Pukelelosi, osabama, and jarriat

  3. Saltwater says:

    When Barry and the Boyz started to moonwalk his often repeated promise about keeping my plan, I could not help but flash back to a gag sign which I hung in my bedroom 50 some years ago:

    “I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”

  4. tannngl says:

    Landrieu must be up for re-election next year! HAHAHAHA Don’t trust her legislation. Read it first!

    But I am hopeful seeing that the media is beginning to publicize this junk. They are confronting, criticizing and publishing. Maybe my cousin who is a decent person but Dem, will being to SEE…
    Gallup had O’s approval at 39% today although Rasmussen had him at 48%.

    • Kathy says:

      I think she is, tannngl, lol!! Leave it to a D to want to change the legislation to a requirement rather than an option. They can just never leave well enough alone – always demanding.

  5. CW says:

    >>”…Obama is continuing to fine tune his promise…”

    Dear surprised Obama voters,

    George Orwell gave us an example of “fine tuning” in ‘Animal Farm,’ when “All animals are equal” was fine-tuned to be “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.”

    Since that lesson appears to have been too complicated for some of you to comprehend, let me simplify it further: Socialists ALWAYS lie. Is that simple enough or do some of you need to be standing in line for bread before it sinks it?

    Sincerely,
    CW

    • CW says:

      P.S.

      >>”The fact of the matter is, if they’d taken the time to write it correctly the first time, we wouldn’t be in this mess and we might have an insurance plan that actually worked. Perhaps they could have even made it Constitutional ”

      What????

      • Kathy says:

        CW, If they’d written it better and had it really been about health care, the ‘you can keep your plan’ would be in there, then you have a choice, and that might work. The remark about the Constitutionality of it was sarcasm, because most govt. people don’t speak Constitution.

        • CW says:

          Ok, I was a bit confused at the notion of Obamacare ever being constitutional (don’t care what the SCOTUS says), and of course if they had written the law to avoid the problem of people being dropped they would have a whole different issue of not having enough people signed up to subsidize those with medical problems. I don’t believe there’s any way to avoid a mess.

  6. Bill Baldwin says:

    The measure, drafted by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., and backed by roughly 100 fellow Republicans, would remain in effect throughout 2014, after which the issue would presumably be reviewed.

    I hope it doesn’t pass and let the full effect of ACA hit home for the dims.

    Obama said the problem is limited to fewer than 5 percent of Americans

    It only takes three percent of the voters to determine an election. I forget the breakdown, but of all registered voters, only a percent of them vote. Of the voting public, a certain percent vote strictly party line. The remaining is the three percent who are swayed by issues and political propaganda.

    • Kathy says:

      I would agree with those percentages, Bill, except that in 2012 voter turn out and votes for Obama, in some states was 150-175%. I guess it depends on who’s driving the bus.

  7. Saltwater says:

    Debbie the Ditz to the rescue:
    “There was nothing about what President Obama – or that I, or any other Democrat supporting the Affordable Care Act, said that was not true.”

    Her mind is one scary place.

  8. Mrs AL says:

    I will only comment on one idea for brevities sake:

    Who do you think you are?! The national government can’t get a bloody web site to work and you REALLY believe it is up to you and your democrap party to tell US what is best for us?
    Your ultimate goal is to kill the insurance industry and FORCE single-payer death insurance on all of us. That is dictatorial. PERIOD. And your democrap cronies are your private little army poised to doom us to a failed society and culture.

    You have NO regard for anyone but yourselves, your power and your arrogance. Stick that in your golf bag and putt it.

    I feel better now. BP going down. Thanx for the outlet, Kathy.

    • Mrs AL says:

      I will only comment on one idea for brevities sake:

      The above didn’t post for some reason.

      • Mrs AL says:

        Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr … here is the sentence I am referring to and for some crazy reason it did not post TWICE …

        “The bottom line is — is that we are making the insurance market better for everybody and that’s right thing to do,” he said.

        • Kathy says:

          I’m glad you pointed that out. It’s just another in his huge pile of lies. It’s NOT making the market better and it’s by no means the right thing to do.

  9. Buck says:

    Landrieu epitomizes the left’s obsession with driving, not leading, people to their will.
    Tell folks what’s good for them.
    They don’t conform with your suggestions?
    Then pass a law forcing them to conform.
    Think
    Motorcycle helmets.
    Automobile seatbelts.
    Gun Control.
    16 ox sodas.
    Healthcare.
    Smoking.
    Cherry bombs, Baby Giants and M-80’s.
    and
    Damn near anything to do with small boating.

    • Kathy says:

      Exactly, Buck, good point. You just reminded us of all the other ‘good stuff’ they’ve forced on us. Add her to the list of the ones that need ousting.