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  • Hoyer: Dems knew some patients would lose ins plans under ObamaCare (misled to allay fears)

    10/29/2013 12:02:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 29, 2913 | Mike Lillis
    Democrats knew all along that some patients would lose their health insurance plans under the new law, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) acknowledged on Tuesday. Although President Obama had vowed repeatedly that, under his signature healthcare initiative, those who like their plans could keep them, millions of patients are reportedly in individual plans that don't meet the law's minimum coverage criteria, forcing them to buy better insurance. Hoyer, the House minority whip, said Democrats were aware that such a shift was coming. He defended the change by arguing that those patients would ultimately benefit by getting better insurance, many of them...
  • Carney denies people misled on keeping healthcare coverage

    10/29/2013 12:10:06 PM PDT · by tellw · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/29/31 | Justin Sink
    White House press secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday denied President Obama had misled the public when he said that consumers could keep their health insurance plans after the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Carney said that consumers who "had a plan the day before the Affordable Care Act passed and signed into law" and who had not either dropped their coverage or "been thrown off the plan" by their insurance companies were "grandfathered in and can keep that plan." "If you've kept it, you can keep it forever, as long as your insurer offers it," Carney said.
  • Carney denies people misled on keeping healthcare coverage

    10/29/2013 11:45:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 29, 2913 | Justin Sink
    White House press secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday denied President Obama had misled the public when he said that consumers could keep their health insurance plans after the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Carney said that consumers who "had a plan the day before the Affordable Care Act passed and signed into law" and who had not either dropped their coverage or "been thrown off the plan" by their insurance companies were "grandfathered in and can keep that plan." "If you've kept it, you can keep it forever, as long as your insurer offers it," Carney said. The controversy...