Comment: The ‘you can keep your plan’ lie does not just pertain to the individual market. Small group plans are next.
“From Florida to California, consumers are getting notices their health plans are cancelled. They were promised they could keep their plan if they liked it. That was a lie….. “
“Sec. 1251(a)(1) of the Affordable Care Act says that no one can be required to give up a plan in effect on March 23, 2010, when the law was passed. Those plans are “grandfathered.” But following that guarantee is a list of costly requirements that made it difficult for insurers to keep offering your plan.”
“Two months after Obamacare was passed, the IRS, Deptartment of Labor, and Department of Health and Human Services – all reporting to the president – churned out hundreds of additional rules to make it even harder for grandfathered plans to survive.”
“The rule makers knew that they were turning the president’s promise into a flim flam. They estimated that up to 69 percent of individual plans and 89 percent of small group plans would be cancelled by the end of 2013 as a result of their rules. (Federal Register, June 14, 2010).”
A lie from day one