Skip to comments.Carney: Some People Can't Keep Same Health Plan Because It Doesn't Meet "Minimum Standards"
Posted on 10/28/2013 3:29:50 PM PDT by tobyhill
HENRY: But the president said one thing and you are admitting that that's not going to be the case. That not everyone is going to keep their plan. That they will admiringly wind up with probably better insurance in the long run. So, they may be healthier, that should be said. But the president sold it as if you have a plan, you will get to keep it and that's not true.
CARNEY: Ed, I appreciate what you're trying to do. Eighty-plus percent of the American people already get insurance through their employer, through Medicare or through Medicaid. They don't have to worry about or change anythingThose remaining individuals who do not have insurance at all now will have it available to them through, or don't have insurance at all and get it through the individual market will now have it available to them through expanded Medicaid services in those states that have accepted the expanded Medicaid program, as well as through the health care marketplaces. And it is correct, I take your point, it is correct that substandard plans that don't provide minimum services that have a lot of fine print that leaves consumers in the lurch often because of annual caps, or lifetime caps, or carve outs for some preexisting conditions, those are no longer allowed because the Affordable Care Act is built on the premise that health care is not a privilege, it is a right and there should be a minimum standard of plans available to Americans around the country.
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The problem isn’t “did the President ‘lie’”. The problem is he said that existing plans and medical relationships would be preserved, and made no effort to influence the law so this would be the case.
He could have tried to influence the legislation so pre-existing plans and medical relationships wouldn’t be disturbed. Instead, he let “standards be raised”, making existing contractual insurance illegal. That’s what people should be screaming about. He didn’t give a crap about what he’d promised.
Obama said the minimum standard was if people liked their plan and wanted to keep it.
...the Affordable Care Act is built on the premise that health care is not a privilege, it is a right...
Eat it dems, it’s all yours.
Good luck with that. Impeachment won’t happen because the nobility in Washington doesn’t want to ruffle feathers.
Welcome to the banana republic.
Same thing the government did with the homeowners and flood plain insurance. Their way or the highway.
Minimum standards means your premium is not four times what it costs under Obamacare.
So... Obama should have said “If *I* like your plan you can keep it”
TRANSLATION: “You are not allowed to purchase catastrophic coverage because we need people with jobs and assets to pay through the nose to pay for the freeloaders/Democrat voters.”
In his national radio address last Saturday 0bama repeated his lie “if you like your plan you can keep your plan blah blah blah.” More than a million people have received cancellation letters and he is still telling the same lie.
40-67% by their own estimates
Everything they ever said about ObamaCare was a lie
When an individual buys health insurance they should not have to pay for childbirth, birth control, mental health, etc. if they have no use for it. But those are some of the minimum standards.
I work for 10 billion company that employs 10,000 plus people...
My health care plans certainly changed...all because of Obama care..
1. I will be paying a $500.00 annual spouse surcharge since my wife works for a company that offers healthcare plans but she is on mine because it is far superior
2. Our plans now covers far more people than it did before, pretty much any sexual arrangement or family situation non-blood non-family members are covered as long as they are in your household...
Way more people are being covered by the plane so it freaking costs more...
To retain the same coverage my deductibles doubles...
Some SpokesB0z0s don’t meet minimum standards either.
what’s going to happen when the employer mandate extension is over? How many more people are going to be put on the state roles?
Gawd, I friggin’ HATE these people!!!!!!
Who are THEY to decide what is “substandard” for me or my family?!?!? Millions upon millions of us have gotten along fine choosing OUR OWN PLANS. Just butt the hell out of our lives!!!!!!!
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