“The president gets major legislation based on the lie that “you can keep your plan if you like it”, and when insurers are forced to cancel millions of policies, governors of the same party pressure them to extend the policies. What kind of banana republic are we living in?”
We are living in a country where the big insurance companies made a deal with the federal government at the time Obamacare was being written and debated. It is another manifestation of crony capitalism. Instead of opposing government takeover of the healthcare system (as they did with Hillarycare), the insurance companies signed on believing they had negotiated protections and would benefit from the government forcing millions of new customers to buy insurance.
At this point the insurance companies are completely corrupted. Even if Congress ended Obamacare today, the health insurance market has been thoroughly politicized.
The fun is going to start when people with subsidized policies find out about deductibles and getting the insurance company to pay for stuff.
The medical support system is going to be overwhelmed with the new Medicaid recipients getting all of their free stuff and then newly insured getting whatever they can because "it's covered".
And the insurance companies? The longer it is before their customers can be forced into more expensive policies, the more money they'll lose.
Meanwhile, for us average folk, for all pratical purposes good medical care when you really need it is just about over. Heal thyself.