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  1. #1 NBC News: Obama admin. knew millions could not keep their health insurance 
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    Obama admin. knew millions could not keep their health insurance
    By Lisa Myers and Hannah Rappleye

    President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.

    Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC NEWS that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a “cancellation” letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don’t meet the standards mandated by the new health care law. One expert predicts that number could reach as high as 80 percent. And all say that many of those forced to buy pricier new policies will experience “sticker shock.”

    None of this should come as a shock to the Obama administration. The law states that policies in effect as of March 23, 2010 will be “grandfathered,” meaning consumers can keep those policies even though they don’t meet requirements of the new health care law. But the Department of Health and Human Services then wrote regulations that narrowed that provision, by saying that if any part of a policy was significantly changed since that date -- the deductible, co-pay, or benefits, for example -- the policy would not be grandfathered.

    Buried in Obamacare regulations from July 2010 is an estimate that because of normal turnover in the individual insurance market, “40 to 67 percent” of customers will not be able to keep their policy. And because many policies will have been changed since the key date, “the percentage of individual market policies losing grandfather status in a given year exceeds the 40 to 67 percent range.”

    That means the administration knew that more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them.

    Yet President Obama, who had promised in 2009, “if you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health plan,” was still saying in 2012, “If [you] already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance.”

    “This says that when they made the promise, they knew half the people in this market outright couldn’t keep what they had and then they wrote the rules so that others couldn’t make it either,” said Robert Laszewski, of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, a consultant who works for health industry firms. Laszewski estimates that 80 percent of those in the individual market will not be able to keep their current policies and will have to buy insurance that meets requirements of the new law, which generally requires a richer package of benefits than most policies today....
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    And??? If you question Lord oBAMA you're a racist.
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    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023939013

    Link to their discussion about it. How do the ingrates act? They call the OP'er a troll.
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    ...OTOH it just might teach some "Low information voters" that there are consequences to imbeciles like themselves voting. Let them learn first hand that there is a website set up in their honor and a mandatory "affordable" health insurance plan awaiting them and their families.
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    They all know oBAMA was lying. They simply don't care.
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    First place in the "No, DUH" contest, there, NBC...
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023939013

    Link to their discussion about it. How do the ingrates act? They call the OP'er a troll.
    Not surprised.

    Remember, that site is about PR, not about truth.

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    And lookie here....

    The White House is now admitting it:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/...re_764860.html

    White House spokesman Jay Carney explained at today's briefing that "it's true" some Americans will not be able to keep their health care plan under Obamacare:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08UnZF43quI
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    Quote Originally Posted by DumbAss Tanker View Post
    First place in the "No, DUH" contest, there, NBC...
    Gotta give them either the Random Act of Journalism Award or the Broken Clock Certificate of Acheievement.
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    The libs/dems of today are the Quislings of former years. The cowards who would vote a fraud into office in exchange for handouts from the devil.
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    In Memory Of My Friend 1st Sgt. Tim Millsap A Co, 70th Eng. Bn. 3rd Bde 1st AD...K.I.A. 25 April 2005

    Liberalism Is The Philosophy Of The Stupid

    To Achieve Ordered Liberty You Must Have Moral Order As Well

    The libs/dems of today are the Quislings of former years. The cowards who would vote a fraud into office in exchange for handouts from the devil.
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