Remember President Barack Obama telling Americans over and over that if they liked their current healthcare plans that they can keep them? Remember when Obamacare kicked in last October and 6 million Americans had their plans cancelled because of Obamacare? Remember when President Barack Obama stepped in and told the insurance companies to stop cancelling plans and then gave an extension for it all to be worked out?
First off, it couldn’t be worked out because the insurance companies had already spent millions of dollars re-tooling their industry to meet Obamacare requirements. The 6 million cancelled plans failed to meet Obamacare guidelines and to re-instate them would have cost the insurance industry millions more dollars to re-tool their systems again.
Secondly, the grandfather clause in Obamacare was intentionally written to make it impossible for Americans to grandfather their existing policies into our new socialist medical system. Dr. David Hogberg, a healthcare policy analyst for the National Center for Public Policy Research explained:
“If you had your plan prior to March 2010 when Obamacare became law, it was supposed to be grandfathered in. You were supposed to keep it, but the Department of Labor came out with these grandfather regulations. It’s almost like telling a guy you can keep walking on the beach as long as you don’t get any sand on your feet. It’s almost impossible not to violate.”
But what’s going to happen when Obama’s illegal extension ends?
According to some experts, up to 20 million private healthcare policies will be cancelled for failing to meet the Obamacare guidelines. Obamacare established minimum requirements for all healthcare plans offered by the insurance companies and it is estimated that up to 20 million existing polices still fail to meet those minimum requirements.
A number of insurance company executives were summoned before the House Energy and Commerce Committee this week to be grilled on the 6 million previous cancellations. Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) asked them whose fault was it for the cancellation notices that were sent out last year. Gardner’s website posted the following response:
“The witnesses confirmed that these [previous] cancellation notices were sent out due to the president’s healthcare law. It was also disclosed that millions more Americans will see their plans canceled when the president’s healthcare law is fully enforced.”
He then asked the executives how many plans they still offer that fail to meet Obamacare standards. Only one executive, representing Blue Cross Blue Shield answered, telling him about 3.2 million. The other insurance leaders said they would have to do some research to find out. If that’s an average figure for each of the companies represented before the hearing, the number of polices that fail to meet Obamacare’s minimum requirements easily reaches 20 million, possibly more.
That means that when the extension runs out, the insurance companies will have no option but to mail out around 20 million cancellations. Add those to the 6 million already cancelled and to the 18 million Americans that were previously uninsured then subtract Obama’s bogus figure of 8 million enrollees and you end up with 36 million uninsured Americans. That’s twice the number of uninsured Americans prior to Obamacare.
This is the success that Obama and Pelosi are proud of. No wonder our country is going down the toilet under their leadership!