Obama’s decided that he has the power vested in himself to change his signature law to prevent any further insurance cancellations. He said that if your plan hasn’t yet been cancelled, then you could still keep it. You would also have the option of purchasing a similar plan even if it didn’t meet Obamacare’s legal requirements. So, once again, the Obama administration is bypassing Congress and breaking its own law, something they’ve often described as the “law of the land.”
At the press conference where he made this announcement, he also mandated that insurance companies tell their insured that Obamacare offers better plans:
“We’re also requiring insurers who extend current plans to inform their customers about two things: One, what protections these renewed plans don’t include. Number two, that the (Obamacare) marketplace offers new options with better coverage and tax credits that might help you bring down the cost. So if you received one of these letters, I encourage you to take a look at the marketplace. Even if the website isn’t working as smoothly as it should be for everybody yet, the plan comparison tool that lets you browse costs for new plans near you is working just fine… It is important to understand, though, that the old individual market was not working well. And it’s important that we don’t pretend that somehow that’s a place that we’re going back to.”
He just had to sneak that in there that “the old individual market was not working well,” and that what’s important is that we not “pretend” that going back to that “old” system will fix this disaster. In other words, “Sorry, America. You’re screwed.”
What’s important is that we not lose focus in repealing this law that the administration will impose on everyone except themselves. The fact that millions have been dropped from their polices because of Obamacare, and the fact that the website was a colossal failure are mere symptoms. This system can’t be fixed. It is irreparable. That’s because socialism doesn’t work. Unless of course the goal is to concentrate as much power in the hands of the State at the expense of people’s liberties, in which case it works like a charm.