Skip to comments.(Washington) State rebuts Obama plan to allow old health insurance policies
Posted on 11/14/2013 12:48:56 PM PST by Zakeet
Just hours after President Obama announced changes to his health care law to give insurance companies the option to keep offering consumers plans that would otherwise be canceled, Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says those changes will not be allowed in our state.
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The world's greatest community organizer never anticipated this new glitch ...
Its a slow motion train-wreck. Every step Odumbo takes gets him further into the mire.
I am losing faith though that enough American people will care enough to do anything about it though.
How can this be? Our Dear Leader declared it so!!?!?
Oh you mean Obama was not an expert on all the nuances of what he is doing?
Who would have thought??
2/3 of Americans are dumb as a box of rocks when it comes to our Government and what is constitutional and not. This is a result of many years of dumbing down in our educational system which was communists Democratic control.
So, I'm still gonna be health insurance-less come 1/1/14.
I can just hear the obamabots now...
“But King Canute ordered the tides to stop!”
Killing Brian Terry and thousands of Mexicans in a drug war with federally-sanctioned weapons walking across the Mexican border wasnt enough American bloodshed for Democrats.
Killing Ambassador Stevens and three others in Benghazi by denying them security and aid wasnt enough American bloodshed for Democrats.
Killing 22 Navy SEALS on a helicopter by spiking the football over Bin Laden wasnt enough American bloodshed for Democrats.
Will killing sick kids and elderly cancer patients finally be enough American bloodshed for people to awaken from their apathy about who and what Obama and the Democrats really are???
But the law is the law....a President can’t just change the law.
Washington State: “We’re not sure the guy who thinks he’s smarter than the other people who thought they were smarter than you knows what he’s doing”
Way too late to change it all now; and the White Crib/Hut knows it. The Insurance Co’s, working at 100% from now until Dec 31st, couldn’t put all those canceled plans back together and back in-place. It’s a done deal. Just window dressing for 2014 elections for scared dems who might/will lose seats.
How many people will lose NOT JUST THEIR INSURANCE but THEIR LIVES over this “community planning?”
Remember, there are very sick people in treatment who might not be insured on January one, then what??
Can Obama be sued for wrongful death?
Are these revanchist state insurance directors purposely TRYING to make things difficult for The Won?
Washington State is interesting, because the state exchange is pretty much working here, with a reasonable if not fantastic number of sign-ups, and several of the insurance companies are based here, and based on what the IC says they don’t have to worry about this latest crap. So in a modest sort of way, health insurance and delivery in the next year may be a bit least chaotic than in some other states (I hope).
Dear Leader says “let it be so” but thankfully there are some that say “wait a minute,” we used to a country that was governed by the rule of law.
He’s always the smartest person in the room.
Just what does that say about all the other people in the room?.....................
That is not a good thing at all.
^ This! ^
We don' need no steenking laws!....................
I found the most striking thing Obama said today at the press conference was his sudden realization that most Americans weren't up to the task of selecting their own health insurance. They didn't understand the bureaucratic language and the website must be simplified to make it work. Basically, he said Americans were too dumb and needed someone to help them. Spoken like a true communist. The State knows best.
I suspect we’ve got us a full blown implosion of the white house either happening or about to happen.
Ozero’s statement is now “you can keep your old policy IF IT HASN’T CHANGED...”. And we all know cancellation is “change”. Btw, AABEST, that is a beautiful graphic.
In keeping with Obama’s “I was not there when this happened” skill, his announcement this morning transferred the (NEW) problem right into the laps of every state’s insurance commish.
And mine (WA) did exactly as I predicted (Kriedler is a big time Dem and lib). Nor will he likewise be responsible for gutting ObamaCare. A good comrade.
But he is telling the citizens of WA state that we have no chance for lower costs health plans, if even for one year. How dare he!
Make all the country’s insurance plans open to the state and the free market will sort this out.
In the first place all he is doing is postponing the rape of those whose insurance will be cancelled for a year.
In the second place most any idiot can see this is a political move to get democrats elected next year.
In the third place it makes Obama look clueless, but then he is clueless so that’s not really a minus.
Obamacare should be scrapped in its entirety and all of those SEIU members claiming to be Navigators put back on welfare where they were before.
hilarious! did you make that? You should make it its own post.
Back up a minute....
Killing millions of unborn wasn’t enough American bloodshed for Americans to elect bloodshedding democrats.....
Don’t the poor insurance companies have any say in Barry dictating what they are and are not going to do?
So Obamugabe DID lie. He lied TODAY.
Adorable little popcorn guy ! :-)
Barack Obamacare, say it loud and say it proud!
This debacle today was caused by the selfishness of these democrats. Mary Landreiu is a pig and so are the others that keep torturing American citizens for their own personal gain.
Stand up and demand impeachment America.
It may be a slow motion train wreck now but I expect it will go faster with each passing day. Lies, once found out, are like that when there is no contrition, repentance or correction. There won’t be any recompense here, no admission, no contrition.
I expect this will all get dramatically worse and cost a lot of money for the taxpayer. We pay all the bills because there is no such thing as government money, it all has to be earned by the people in exchange for their work.
Before this is over, if it ever ends, it will get more confusing, more costly and some people will die of neglect because they have lost their insurance.
It will eventually get so muddled that the responsibility for it will be watered down. The sheeple will forget that obastard and his gang of thugs in the demorat party and the press will get off scott free.
I’m sorry to tell you though that as bad as all this will be there is worse to come. I believe that the dollar will well and truly collapse before this next three years ends. What is being done is criminal and fatal to the strength of the nation and I believe it is too late to correct it. Romney or anyone else might not have succeeded in cleaning the mess up and now I doubt that anyone can without starting over. There is just too much to fix. It has become like a house that is not worth remodeling instead of building a new one.
If it knocks the scales off the eyes of some lifelong Democrat voters. When people see loved ones, friends and neighbors experiencing real hardship, maybe.
I just went over to DemocraticUnderground and, as expected, it is a Dumpster Fire. They are screaming and crying at everyone and everything.
“How can you get blindsided by your own *&^#)@*$ legislation??”
Blaming insurance companies, the media, Republicans, Obama, and the only conclusion they have is that Single Payer is the right answer.
Here’s the issue:
Back in 2008, the banks got pulled into a room and they were forced to accept cash injections. There was no legislation, and all of this because the USG forced banks into making loans to people that couldn’t afford them.
The sop for banks for having to make those loans was the USG looking the other way when banks sold those loans to other banks, who in turn created securities out of them and sold those too.
People started making bets on how shaky the loans were getting beneath those securities. Bear Sterns went under, then Lehman Brothers was allowed to go. Bear was sold for a song to JPM. BofA bought Countrywide, who’s CEO was giving elected officials sweetheart loans.
No good deed goes unpunished, and for the since of the children, the parent buyers got hammered by the USG - JPM for $11B, and BofA something in the billions. Neither parent, nor their shareholders, did anything wrong, and at the time, the USG was in up to their bald spots and dyed hair in the mess.
Now the insurance companies are asked by the USG to call an audible and VIOLATE THE LAW in order to save Obama’s bacon.
Given what happened to BofA and JPM, what do you suppose is going to happen - especially since the folks getting begged are the same folks the USG shook down in 2010 for millions.
Even the suspensions currently in place now on various mandates are being done with ZERO legislative authority.
The rule of law is done.
O didn’t anticipate anything...he thought he could walk in and be Hugo Chavez
Just think, this wacko bird controls our nuclear arsenal.
I knew this would happen. Expect this to happen in most states. Idiot in chief doesn’t understand that policies are approved a year in advance and they have to prove they will be solvent with the premiums. vss coverage.
I have been ready to march on the White House for a while now. My niece’s husband thought I was going too far. He has now changed his mind.
“When people see loved ones, friends and neighbors experiencing real hardship, maybe.”
The economy has been in the toilet for 5 years. People have been experiencing “real hardship” for 5 years due, in large part, to Obamacare. Yet he still got elected in 2012.
I’m skeptical that even seeing a loved one die because of Obamacare will awaken them to the fact that Obama and the Dems are lying, thieving, blood-sucking tyrants. We’ll see what happens in 2014.
Actually, I would agree with this statement. Having sat through several dozen incredibly dumbed down insurance explanations as an employee, I'd guess that a fair percentage of people look at their benefits and just pick the cheapest one. Heck, I'm no dummy and I need to take a few minutes every year to read things overs and weigh the pros and cons.
However, the fact that people are idiots doesn't mean that they need to be pushed into a single payer "State Knows Best" system. No winners there, you just take what you get and be thankful for it.
If anything, a population of idiots should encourage more privatization, as the ins. companies will have added incentive to better explain what they offer....or lose customers.
Good point. Obama's put them in a bad situation -- either extend the old policies, which is an administrative nightmare, or not extend the old policies and enrage their customers.
Methinks they'd rather not have to make the choice.
You ain't just a birdin!
According to this twit's tweet, they've even lost Piers Morgan ... and when this flaming Libtard jumps off the progressive bandwagon, the ship's sunk!
Now that’s funny right there... BTT