Thread: Obama is sorry SOB
#1 Obama is sorry SOB11-07-2013, 09:51 PM
Exclusive: Obama personally apologizes for Americans losing health coverage
In an exclusive interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, President Obama said that he is "sorry" that some Americans are losing their current health insurance plans. "We've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can," he added.
By Chuck Todd, NBC News
President Obama said Thursday that he is "sorry" that some Americans are losing their current health insurance plans as a result of the Affordable Care Act, despite his promise that no one would have to give up a health plan they liked.
"I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me," he told NBC News in an exclusive interview at the White House.
"We've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this."
In a wide-ranging interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, President Obama discusses implementation of the Affordable Care Act, rollout of the healthcare website, NSA spying, Iran and keeping Joe Biden as his running mate.
Obama’s comments come 10 days after NBC News’ Lisa Myers reported that the administration has known since the summer of 2010 that millions of Americans could lose their insurance under the law.
Obama has made repeated assurances that “if you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health plan” with Obamacare.
Consumers who buy insurance on their own — about five percent of the population — are at risk of being forced off their current policies because their plans have changed and don’t meet the new standards of the Affordable Care Act.
Obama’s statement has been called into question as Americans have begun to receive cancellation notices, effectively forcing them to enroll in a new plan either with their current insurer or through the government exchanges, in many cases at a higher rate.
Guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services dating back to July 2010 estimated that “40 to 67 percent” of the 14 million consumers in that marketplace could lose their policies due to turnover in the individual insurance market, NBC News found.
That part of the law does not impact the 80 percent of Americans who receive their health insurance through employers or through Medicare or Medicaid.
“Obviously we didn’t do a good enough job in terms of how we crafted the law," Obama said in the interview Thursday. "And, you know, that’s something I regret. That’s something we’re gonna do everything we can to get fixed ... We’re looking at a range of options.”
After the initial NBC News report, the administration insisted that the president did not mislead Americans, arguing that the law could not have accounted for insurers altering existing plans after passage of the law.
Moe sorry SOB>http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013...-coverage?lite
11-07-2013, 11:17 PM
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History leaves me no choice but to accept there are people who feel capable, informed and just plain "special" enough to run a huge, complicated industry that they can't even begin to comprehend.
What I have so much trouble accepting is how, even in this so called "information age" there are enough people stupid enough to vote these clowns into office. TWICE!!!
It's no longer ignorance. It's stupidity.
11-08-2013, 12:21 AM
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Obama is not sorry about the insurances.
He's sorry he got called on his lies. For more then a week, his press sec. has been trying to spin it including saying "What he meant"Rest In Peace America
July 4, 1776 - January 20, 2009
11-08-2013, 12:40 AM
The only thing that fuckhead is sorry about is that he can't figure out any way to blame it on Bush.
11-08-2013, 12:47 AM
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11-08-2013, 12:58 AM
This segment given by Obama in the past illustrates what he is sincerely sorry about, fill in the blanks yourself.
Obama: 'It Would be so Much Easier to be the President of China'
9:51 AM, Mar 11, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
The president has wistfully been thinking about how easy it would be to be the leader of the People's Republic of China, the New York Times reports. And one unnamed official told the Times's reporters that "No one is scrutinizing [Chinese leader] Hu Jintao's words in Tahrir Square."
The quotations are part of a piece aimed at explaining the president's thinking on the crisis in the Middle East. And his envy for the Chinese leader is meant to demonstrate the difficulty of balancing so-called "pragmatism" with "idealism."
11-08-2013, 04:30 AM
I can't keep my health plan. I can pay more for a decent plan, but if I go out of network I really get screwed. As I found out in the past most ambulance rides are non network, this includes when I had a flight for life in a helicopter.
I can take a shitty, ACA compliant plan. High deductible and copayments for $10 a month, but then I could never afford to have any medical care. I will be looking at my current premiums doubling to get a deductible and copayment that I can live with.
The ACA is crippling the middle class. Flexible spending accounts are now cut in half, creating more of a tax burden. So much for no new taxes on the middle class, of course we all knew Obama was a liar.
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