Skip to comments.Obama announces he will allow subpar or junk policies to be sold by bad apple insurance companies
Posted on 11/14/2013 10:11:39 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike
President Obama's press conference on Obamacare "fixes" today started more than half an hour after its announced time, a good indicator of last minute panic over wording. That's because appearances, not substance, are the essence of this "plan."
For one thing, state insurance commissioners must approve any new plans. In California, health insurers have been required to sign contracts promising to end old policies, and the federal government lacks the authority to change lawful contracts. The idea that 50 state insurance commissions could and would quickly approve new plans yet to be created by insurance companies is ludicrous.
As Richard Baehr put it:
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Great title to the article.
This couldn’t be more perfect. Obama wants insurance companies to kick the plan can down the road for one year so that they can re-send cancellation letters back out just before the elections next year. Perfect!
LOLO, great title!
Obama and libs are pro-choice ................. except when it comes to you choosing your insurance or doctor.
So what happens if the insurance companies refuse to allow the old policies to be sold again?
Fantastic cartoon. BUMP!!
Questions from a supposedly dead guy? Outstanding!
Ain’t that nice of him?
bump to the title
“If you like your subpar, inadequate, unfair, junk policies you can keep them. Period.” BTT
Great title...Almost as good as “Republicans Say Obamacare is a Disaster For The Country and the Worst Piece of Legislation in 50 Years and It’s Unacceptable That People Can’t Sign Up for It Fast Enough”.
It begins, "We, the People" of the United States of America," in order to . . . . do. . . ", in effect, structure, separate, check and balance, and limit the powers we grant to every elected representative.
“So what happens if the insurance companies refuse to allow the old policies to be sold again?”
How could they possibly turn a profit selling the old plans at the old rate for one year after having already canceled these same plans? It’s just a plan for O to shift blame.
Sometimes these things do not appear to have been fully thought through.
Mandates and requirements carry their own price. Including an extraordinary number of these ornaments may only be paid for at one place - the consumer level. No matter how much anyone may hate and despise the commercial aspect of insurance pools, the fact remains that they must - MUST - never operate at a deficit, else they are soon cannibalized and no longer exist.
It matters not if the person covered by the policy is making the direct payment into the insurance pool, or if another is paying on behalf of the person covered. This is absolutely the wrong place to practice stringent thrift.
Don’t forget “Obama implies Americans too stupid to know their health plans suck.”
Bump to grab graphic later
After today’s statement from the king, ONLY the poor will be signing up on the exchanges. That’s pretty much how it was anyway. But now the traffic to the site will stop completely.
Also, what about the individual mandate? It’s still in effect. I don’t think the people are going to pay attention to any this law.
Mr Obama - take your laws and your granting of privileges to me and pound them straight up your skinny little a$$.
I hereby refuse. GFY.
How is this not Obama pretending he’s Congress? Does the actual law allow Obama to change stuff at will whenever he deems fit?
Then he (and the democrats) can blame the insurance companies (you know, those evil bastards) for the problem. The whole plan is to shift blame away from Obama. It is so obvious, and it is explained in the article.
Let the people have their old policies, but then jack up the obamacare rates.
Well, it looks like the state insurance commissioners may be blocking this option, as evident by Washington state’s commissioner ruling today to not allow the old policies to come back.
So even if the insurance companies want to do it, if the state commissioner will not allow it, it will not happen.
I love this! I'm eating so much popcorn watching this mess unfold.
From the distance, it’s a great theater act.
There are thirty-five companies in America that sell health insurance...so figure each one has a different view or thought on how this could or could not work.
Then you have fifty insurance commissioners across the nation, and each of them have a view of how it would or wouldn’t work.
Then you have a hundred senators and 435 Congressmen, who each have a view.
Toss in five thousand lobbyists....tied to various functions and groups.
Figure at least thirty WH insiders who each have a view.
Then you figure at least five hundred journalists or wannabe journalists, each with a different view.
I would say that we have a mighty fine US version of Les Miserables. Lots of songs, merry banter, woeful words, sorrow, charm, wit, deceit, lost morals, fleeting moments, gimmick solutions, cleverness at a marginal level, and bit of political intrigue.
Yeah, Les Miserables....just bigger, bolder, and more audience members than you can imagine.
Well done! Bravo!
I like this line,”The people in the White House are not real brainy, if this is the best they can do.”
No, they are not very “brainy” and I think most people who are really brainy are engaged in trying to do something that makes sense rather than see how quickly they can destroy America. There may be a few high IQ types in this administration but if so they are the criminally deranged sort.
“Sometimes these things do not appear to have been fully thought through.”
Good God, just when I start thinking that this disaster that IS the Obama presidency can’t possibly become an even bigger ‘unfunny joke’.....I’m proven wrong.
This is surreal. And yeah, what ELSE has Obie lied about? My bet and guess would be....
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.