“If you like your current health plan, you can keep it.”
Barack Obama’s infamous lie to the American people resulted in nearly 6 million Americans having their healthcare plans cancelled. Obama’s lie was followed up by his illegal action when he issued his announcement to insurance companies to stop cancelling pre-existing healthcare plans that did not meet the minimum requirements established by Obamacare.
However, the insurance companies claimed that they had already spent many millions of dollars revamping their systems and there was no possibility to restore many of the previously cancelled plans. Yet there were some that managed to hang onto their pre-existing healthcare plans with another promise from Obama that they could keep their plans through 2016, but would then have to purchase plans that met Obamacare’s standards.
In Colorado, a state being ruined by Obamanite Democrats, about 190,000 residents have been clinging to old healthcare plans believing they have until the end of next year before being forced to purchase an inferior plan at a higher cost. But thanks to Colorado’s Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar, all of the 190,000 grandfathered healthcare plans will be cancelled at the end of 2015 instead of 2016. She told the local news:
“By delaying it, it doesn’t give us a good pathway into full implementation of the ACA.”
“I feel like we gave people that year, we have a great robust market in terms of health insurance in Colorado.”
According to a local media source, the insurance commissioner’s decision will cause the cancellation of 75,000 individual policies and another 115,000 individuals will have their plans through small businesses cancelled.
Salazar’s decision to break another Democratic lie is not setting well with Colorado Republicans. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) tried to get Gov. Hickenlooper to look into every legal avenue possible to help Colorado citizens keep their healthcare plans as long as possible. After learning of Salazar’s decision, Gardner spoke out saying:
“After all of the glitches, the increased costs and premiums, and the plan cancellations that Coloradans have already endured, the idea that the Division of Insurance would choose to cancel the healthcare plans of hundreds of thousands more people is unconscionable.”
“They listened at that time, and DOI had all the authority it needed to keep these plans around for at least another year, allowing individuals and families more of the time they need to adjust to this onerous new healthcare law. But DOI has decided to end these plans instead, forcing thousands of Coloradans to deal with the cancellation of their insurance.”
“Once again, Coloradans are suffering from the effects of President Obama’s ill-conceived healthcare law. I continue to support fully repealing this law and replacing it with common-sense, market-driven legislation that could address the need for expanded health insurance coverage while keeping costs down. Until the law is repealed, however, we must do everything we can to ensure that Coloradans do not suffer needlessly because of it.”
“Coloradans were promised by supporters of this healthcare law that if they liked their plans, they could keep their plans. DOI should follow through on that promise, and prove that last year’s extension wasn’t simply an empty election year ploy to fool people into believing they were going to be able to keep the insurance they were promised.”
Yes, another liberal tyrant Democrat acted like the top liberal tyrant Democrat in the White House made a decision to screw nearly 200,000 residents by breaking another promise. This has become the norm for Democrats and proves that they care nothing about the people. The only thing they care about is implementing their socialist agenda regardless of the impact upon the people, yet a large portion of the American people are just too blinded and dumbed down to realize it.