Monday, June 14, 2010

So you REALLY thought you could keep your insurance? Ha!

As Bob notes below, the ObamaCare© campaign's promise that "if you like your [current] health care plan, you can keep it" is becoming more unlikely by the day:

"Internal White House documents reveal that 51% of employers may have to relinquish their current health care coverage by 2013 due to ObamaCare. That numbers soars to 66% for small-business employers."


But of course this was never really the case, and this promise (like so many others) was quickly thrown under the bus. Because the reality is that, regardless of whether or not you were satisfied with what you had, you were never going to be able to keep it:

" early draft of an administration regulation estimates that many employers will be forced to make changes to their health plans under the new law ... What we are getting here is a clear indication that most plans will have to change."

And of course these "changes" (in actuality, additional mandated benefits) will increase premiums, not decrease them, forcing employers to seek cuts elsewhere, and consumers to consider the more attractive alternative.
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