Skip to comments.Senator Proposes Law: 'If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act'
Posted on 10/25/2013 9:45:13 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike
Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin will propose a new law next week called: "If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act."
One of the most important promises made by President Obama and Democrat congressional leadership to promote the Affordable Care Act was that Americans who were satisfied with their health plans could keep them. That promise has been broken. More than a million Americans have been notified that the plans they like with the coverage they have chosen have been canceled. Millions more Americans will have the plans of their choice canceled in months to come, says Senator Johnson in a statement.
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I like it!
It’s not often that a Marxist dictatorship allows the proles to have options; no doubt Obama will do all in his power to override this thing.
In order to do this they would need to disassemble Obamacare from top to bottom. The fact is that nobody is forcibly taking policies away from people. The insurance companies are finding themselves in the position where they can’t be profitable with existing policies.
Why is he helping Democrats out of THEIR mess?
Buck up Senator. The Dems wanted it their way. They got their way. They have been incredibly nasty. They made their ball and chain, let them wear it.
Seriously, Senator Johnson?
Insurance companies are already cancelling policies. A new law isn’t going to help that. The old policies do not meet the minimum requirements Obamacare regulates.
Yesterday we saw a thread that Rep. Michelle Bachmann was trying to get a law passed that would make Obamacare voluntary.
Can these people not foresee the results of these kinds of law? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the ridiculousness of these proposals.
All of the crap they added to policies would have to go.
How about “If you like your income, you can keep it”.
Or “If you like your faith”,
“if you like your independence”,
“If you like your land”,
“If you like your home protection”,
“If you like your children...”
this is the boiled down essence of the coercive kleptocracy.
There is nothing they can’t promise to leave alone and then take anyway.
Trying to close the barn door when the horse has already galloped out of the building.
then it will be the mean insurance company’s fault. Like Hillarycare villified big pharma. Big pharma actually loves obamacare.
Throw in the $2500 annual premium reduction that O’ Liar also promised...and you’ve got my vote, Senator.
Senators like Johnson are complete idiots. He was elected with Tea Party support but he apparently doesn't understand that if Obamacare remains in place, there will soon be no companies left with which to negotiate healthcare policies. Notwithstanding any magic wand-waving law he gets passed.
That’s freaking excellent!
Let the scumbag rats vote against it.
I hope somebody in the House picks up this ball, because Reid won’t go near it.
how can you keep a policy that is no longer sold?
Obama said people could keep their coverage if they liked it. But insurance companies are doing away with the plans they liked. So does the law force companies to keep offering the plans that they cancelled?
I see that Johnson has finally jumped into action after Mark Levin burned his butt two weeks ago.
Quick fixes these Congresscritters are proposing won’t work.
They are like trying to seal up the tear in the Titanic with bubblegum.
Plans that don't meet the standards imposed by the ACA are henceforth illegal and must be terminated. So, yes, somebody IS forcibly taking policies away from people.
Nice try but no cigar. Leave it alone for now Ron. The popcorn just came out and I am enjoying this way too much right now.
Go find Mr Cruz and apologize to him. I bet he is popping corn right now too.
There is no way that dingy, filthy scum-bag hairy will ever allow this legislation to see the light of day. NFW
I’d be interested to know how this would work. If he’s forcing more regulations on insurance companies, that’s only going to make matters worse.
But if his goal is to do away with Obamacare’s requirement that pre-existing policies adhere to their newly imposed standards, which is causing the cancellations, that would be a step in the right direction.
And it would also be the demise of Obamacare.
Even then the costs imposed in shifting over and then back will necessarily cause an increase in premiums for no change coverage, so you still can't keep your policy, as price was part of the policy.
Constitutionally indefensible Obamacare is an enormous document, made to be deliberately confusing. This was undoubtedly so that activists could interpret it any way that they wanted to.
And as big and ambiguous as it already is, Constitution-ignoring lawmakers are effectively making it even bigger with this additional legislation.
Where was he with this weeks ago??
The only option is R E P E A L !
Anything else is just putting perfume on a pile of poo that can’t be fixed!
What’s wrong with taking the mandate out of Obamacare? If people didn’t have to buy it, policies that didn’t meet Obamacare requirements would emerge again. The longer the Obamacare mandate is in place, the worse the damage is going to be to medical care in the US.
Exactly. Such a law is unworkable.
I think this is a great slap at obammy.
Not entirely true. Obamacare law mandates certain levels of coverage. If a plan does not offer, for example, full mental health coverage, it's no longer legally available to offer. The insurance companies have no choice but to cancel "non-compliant" (and in most case, cost-saving, plans.
Passing a new law without first overturning the "Affordable" Care Act would not result in people being able to keep their current health plans. Obamacare is forcing the health plans to change, whether people want them to or not.
Of course, Obama knew it was going to happen even as he was making his ridiculous promise.
...and both the barn and the horse are on fire.
These people go through the motions, when they know they are only jack*** off.
Johnson, IIRC, voted to surrender to Harry Reid. This is straight of the Marco Rubio School Of Conservative Window-Dressing.
Start explaining, Senator Johnson.
All Congress would have to do is issue the following short legislation:
"Any health insurance plan or policy in effect before Dec 31, 2013 may continue in effect, and be renewed indefinitely, any words in the Affordable Care Act notwithstanding".
About time someone is using his own words against him.
Hannity did a reasonable job last night on his panel show.
For those of you that didn’t see it or aren’t aware of this Sean has gifted the fired Obamacare worker he spoke to on his phone conversation a years full salary.
Well done, truly compassionate, and putting your money where your mouth is.
Hooray Sean Hannity
Beautiful - let the Democrats explain why it is a bad idea.
He’s trying to rehabilitate himself after what he did to Cruz. That’s all this is. He’s making the talk show rounds this morning making a fool out of himself IMO. But the true believers will lap it up, accuse people of joining a “circular firing squad”, and assert that Ron is on our side but he just has different tactics. This must be one of them. Call me unimpressed.
Not in total. Some of the plan cost increases are because the plans are mandated to cover a lot of specific services, like pregnancy care...even if you’re 60 years old...and a man. So if this law says the insurance companies can keep offering plans without that mandated stuff, it’s a good thing.
I do like this proposal. But obviously it doesn’t eliminate the fact that new sign-ups will still be under the new plans with the stupid mandates, so it’s not a cure-all for even one part of Barrycare.
Sure does. The thing is, that's the way to put the pols on the hook. "You want Obamacare? You can have Obamacare. But it won't be a mandate." Remind them that when Obama was campaigning against hillary, he promised his health program would be voluntary. How could anyone vote against that and be re-elected?
I'd particularly enjoy watching the RINOs squirm. Methinks a real lot of them actually want Obamacare since their corporate paymasters in insurance and other industries have found a way to profit from it.
That's the point of the law -- allow people to go back to whatever plan they had before the mandate, and essentially be waivered from the new requirements (both purchaser and seller).
It's brilliant, politically, because it takes Obama's promise and shoves it right back down his throat. It also will resonate with anyone who lost their plan.
Which would be a good thing! If only a small percentage of plans have to cover all that mandated crap, even if the costs were evened out aross all plans, we'd all be paying less.
But you can't underestimate the PR benefit of having Obama veto a law like this either, or the Dems voting against it. This is the kind of tactic we need to take advantage of the Dems disastrous coup attempt on the health care industry. This is an ad you can run in the next campaign.
If they had the option, I'm sure some would if they thought it enticed their customers to stay. That's how the free market works.
I especially like it that it is entitled such that it points out that Obama was lying.