October 29, 2013
If You Like Your Health Care Plan, You’re Wrong
There has been a growing controversy this week as millions of people are discovering that they are losing the health insurance they like as Obamacare regulations take hold. Many are confused, since President Obama had promised on repeated occasions that, if “you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period.”
In fact, he specifically said, “Let me repeat this. Nothing in our plan requires you to change what you have.”
Sure, at first glance, it appears as if The President was being less than completely truthful about Obamacare, but fortunately, the problem isn’t with the law. As White House advisor Valerie Jarrett explains, the problem is that insurance companies are following the law.
FACT: Nothing in #Obamacare forces people out of their health plans. No change is required unless insurance companies change existing plans.
Those SOBs will stop at nothing to comply with the law, even if it mean you can’t keep your existing health plan. What's their excuse, "I was just following orders?" Let's see, where have we heard that before? Oh yeah.
Okay, sure, so the Administration knew that you would lose the plan that you liked, and even wrote the regulations to make sure of it, but did you ever consider the possibility that when the The President said you would get to keep to your health care plan, he might not have been talking about you specifically? Maybe he was talking to someone else in the room, perhaps Valerie Jarrett.
What, if you were sitting next to a couple at dinner and the woman said, I love you, would you immediately assume she meant you as well? (Note: She doesn’t. BTDT.)
And besides, the issue isn’t really whether or not you like your plan, it’s whether or not you’re too stupid to want a better, more expensive plan. For example, let’s say there has never been any history of mental illness in your family and you show no signs whatsoever in yourself, so you decided you don’t want to have to pay for mental health benefits.
Well, that just proves your crazy, and probably should be required to pay for mental health benefits.
Think of it as the Catch-22 of Obamacare.
And then there’s the pediatric dental care that 55-year-old single men have been living without for far too long.
We’re fortunate that President Obama is around to tell us what we need.
So, to review, President Obama did not lie when he said if you like your health care plan, you can keep it. After all, Vulcans can’t lie. They can, however exaggerate.
So, he exaggerated.
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Given that neither my wife nor I can now afford insurance anymore because of this scam, and that the policy she had has been "transitioned", I find myself underwhelmed by Obamacare thus far.
Posted by: JP | Oct 30, 2013 12:14:04 PM
No doubt you find comfort in knowing that you are just an anecdote.
Posted by: Planet Moron | Oct 30, 2013 12:26:43 PM
AnthemBC sent us a letter saying that our plan does not meet The Dear Golfer's requirements so it will be changed next May. I like our plan. It works fine. There is nothing wrong with it. Some may argue that I need mental health care. They are delusional. Some may argue that I need maternity benefits. They are confused about how that works. I want things to stay the same. I must be mentally ill.
Posted by: TheOldMan | Oct 30, 2013 12:35:22 PM
It just gives me a warm feeling all over, like yellow fever.
Posted by: JP | Oct 30, 2013 4:44:05 PM
Unfortunately, that's not covered. However, you can get free birth control pills, so there's that.
Posted by: Planet Moron | Oct 30, 2013 10:02:37 PM
I'm expecting to get a letter from my insurer any day now, telling me that my policy has been canceled, and that I'll have to pay twice as much for a new one so I can get a lot of ridiculous "benefits" I'll never use. Obamacare sucks.
May I reprint?
Posted by: bluebird of bitterness | Oct 31, 2013 8:53:20 PM
Yes you may. And good news, your comment finally wasn't automatically consigned to my spam box!
Posted by: Planet Moron | Nov 1, 2013 1:40:18 PM
Well, that's progress, anyway!
Posted by: bluebird of bitterness | Nov 1, 2013 6:01:43 PM
Your comment was also forwarded to the HHS, NSA, IRS offices for closer examination. Expect a traffic jam in your driveway soon.
Posted by: TheOldMan | Nov 4, 2013 12:18:47 PM