Meet George from North Carolina. He had a health care plan he was happy with for himself and his wife. But then Obama happened.
George Schwab, 62, of North Carolina, said he was “perfectly happy” with his plan from Blue Cross Blue Shield, which also insured his wife for a $228 monthly premium. But this past September, he was surprised to receive a letter saying his policy was no longer available. The “comparable” plan the insurance company offered him carried a $1,208 monthly premium and a $5,500 deductible.
And the best option he’s found on the exchange so far offered a 415 percent jump in premium, to $948 a month.
“The deductible is less,” he said, “But the plan doesn’t meet my needs. Its unaffordable.“
Why is his plan no longer available for next year? Because it doesn’t meet Obamacare standards. Because Barack Obama, Sherrod Brown and other Democrats believe that George isn’t capable of determining what is best for him. Only the government can do that. And these fools have determined that George needs a better policy, even if it costs him over four times as much.
You see, George, Obama is doing you a favor! Just listen to Jay Carney describe how much better your new policy that meets government standards will be, as he dodges the asked question.
Let’s go back to one of the many many times that Obama promised, “If you like your current health care plan, you can keep it.”
If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.
So far, like George, 1.5 MILLION people have lost the health care plan that they were perfectly happy with. And one health care policy expert believes that number could rise to as many as 16 million.
Even NBC News is now reporting that Obama has know all along that what he has been repeating for years is one big fat lie. He’s known for at least three years.
Buried in Obamacare regulations from July 2010 is an estimate that because of normal turnover in the individual insurance market, “40 to 67 percent” of customers will not be able to keep their policy. And because many policies will have been changed since the key date, “the percentage of individual market policies losing grandfather status in a given year exceeds the 40 to 67 percent range.”
That means the administration knew that more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them.
I personally feel no pity for folks who lose their coverage if they voted for Obama. You were warned over and over again. You thought the backlash over the piss-poor rollout has been bad? Just wait until people start to realize how much more expensive their health plans are going to cost. And Democrats like Barack Obama and Sherrod Brown own it completely.