You know the debut of Obamacare is a disaster when the Washington Post – not exactly known as a conservative mouthpiece – calls out the President for the second time this week for stretching the truth to try and cover for his big lie. He said (repeatedly) that you could keep your insurance if you liked it, that Obamacare wouldn’t change that. Now that millions of people across the country (several hundred thousand of them here in Washington State) have seen their insurance coverage cancelled thanks to the health care law, it’s becoming more obvious that, as others have pointed out, the truth is that you can only keep your insurance plan if Obama likes it…
From the Washington Post:
Blaming the insurance companies can only go so far. First of all, the administration wrote the rules that set the conditions under which plans lose their grandfather status. But more important, the law has an effective date so far in the past that it virtually guaranteed that the vast majority of people currently in the individual market would end up with a notice saying they needed to buy insurance on the Obamacare exchanges.
The administration’s effort to pin the blame on insurance companies is a classic case of misdirection. Between 75 and 95 percent of the problem stems from the effective date, but the White House chooses to keep the focus elsewhere.
The White House effort to blame insurance companies for lost plans