Skip to comments.Why Letting Everyone Keep Their Health-Care Plan Is a Terrible Idea (0bama Knows Best Alert)
Posted on 11/01/2013 12:27:27 PM PDT by mojito
The current furor over President Obamas broken keep your plan promise confusingly melds together two very different claims. The first is a simple question of accuracy and honesty: Obama made a promise about his legislation, the promise has not come true, and a certain level of abuse is deserved. (Karl Rove huffs, This is a serious breach of trust with the American people. And you know that Karl Rove takes breaches of presidential trust with the utmost seriousness.)
The justifiable scrutiny of Obamas veracity has melded seamlessly into a second and very different claim: That Obamas broken promise is not merely a violation of trust, a fair enough charge, but an act of unfairness to those who have lost their plans.
The health-care debate has suddenly come to focus almost obsessively on the alleged victims of Obamacare, who have lost their cheap individual insurance....
The idea underlying this notion, while facially appealing, is in fact misguided and morally perverse. No decent health-care reform can keep in place every currently existing private plan.
(Excerpt) Read more at nymag.com ...
We're the nanny state, and we're here to show you how wrong you are, make you do what you're told, and make you like it.
Writer Chait, if you've never had the supreme displeasure of reading him, loves the president, the nanny state and himself in roughly that order.
He’s a real prick too.
This needs to be expounded upon so everyone can see what democRats/Leftists really believe.
It comes down to being ruled over by our “betters”
governed with the consent of the governed.
Which do you want, people? Which do YOU want, libs? Have you figured out that you’re NOT going to be the one making the rules, but living by someone else’s?
Now that we have a little more of the truth, let’s have another vote in the Senate and see if a majority of the senators agree with Mr. C. Edmund Wright.
Yes . . . 0bama knows what’s best for all of us. He knows this because someone told him.
Agree with me that Chait is a prick? Or something more substantive
Some of those old plans don’t cover abortion and birth control. Obama can’t allow those to exist.
On the plus side, there’s less chance that Sandra Fluke will reproduce.
The Big Lie.
I agree! Just because Obama poking his nose in our business is a really really bad idea doesn't mean we need to keep the current crap, er crop, of azzhole third parties doing the same. Everyone on HSA's with very high deductible plans, and round up everyone who voted for Osama-Care and turn their houses into public toilets / gay bathhouses. To do otherwise would be homophobic.
There is just all kinds of fail in that piece.
Dr Carson is on the money - we need Health Savings Accounts, a more competitive insurance market, and more creativity, flexibility, and competition from the providers. Getting the government more involved only makes the crisis they have created worse.
I guarantee you that “free” health care will not lead to more responsible health choices among many Americans. A visit to any grocery store on EBT day will confirm this.
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This guy would be more credible if he’d have slammed obama’s lie on day one.
“We will keep this promise to the American people...” - 0bama
GOP’s position should be to to repeal all the mandates and call it the ‘Keep your policy if you want it fairness’ bill.
[No decent health-care reform can keep in place every currently existing private plan.]
I don’t know if you saw the news today, Jon, but by the end of 2014 most employer/employee insurance plans will also be declared insufficient and void. There’s no up side to this boondoggle.
This is a defensible position in a political debate. The problem is this pack of liars should have been honest about this feature of Obamacare and had a public debate about it BEFORE passing it on the lie everyone could keep their coverage.
Scratch a progressive & find the runt tyrant beneath.
Sorry I meant let’s see if our senators would agree with Mr. Chait! What a maroon!
Enough with the LYING SPIN from the MORALLY PERVERSE DEMOCRATS.
And this makes you question the plans rather than the "reform"? You're a fucktard. Or a liberal. Same thing.
This a can of crap the "cheap individual insurance" was not the only insurance lost. All individual plans not grandfathered in were lost no matter how "good" they were. But regardless if they lost their plan against their wills then they are indeed victims.
Jury is out on whether this POS's employer cancels his plan.
Actually, the "negative surprise" is what people are getting with the new, supposedly improved, insurance. Who would think that their insurance would be "improved" by having it not cover any treatment in the research oriented tertiary care hospitals where you end up if you are really sick?
Every insurance policy I have seen before the advent of Obamacare included coverage for out of network providers. But now, in New Hampshire, and in California for Anthem, the exchange policies don't cover out of network hospitals or doctors.
So people that are unlucky enough to get really sick in 2014 you will "discover their plan does not actually cover them" if they need really complex medical care.
If you live in Los Angeles County, and buy the Anthem policy, you can go to Cedars Sinai, or take your sick child to Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. But if you live in San Bernadino, or Riverside you don't have any insurance for those hospitals. You're out of luck. In fact you'll discover that your plan doesn't cover you or your child and you are uninsured.
Don't be "snookered" by Obamacare policies that don't offer out of network benefits.
The health-care debate has suddenly come to focus almost obsessively on the alleged victims of Obamacare, who have lost their cheap individual insurance... The idea underlying this notion, while facially appealing, is in fact misguided and morally perverse.IOW, Partisan Media Shill Chait sticks his tongue even further up Soetero's ass.
I wonder if Jonathan Chait has ever heard the term “bait and switch”?