Did Obama write the regulation to cancel your insurance after Obamacare was passed?…
Rand Paul says he did.
And the democrats (you know – the ones who claim they didn’t know anything about this) voted to keep the regulation that if your insurance changed in any way it would be cancelled.
Why are we just hearing about this now??
Rand Paul, speaking at the Charleston Meeting on November 11, 2013:
“I’m still learning about it. It’s 20,000 pages of regulations. The Bill was 2,000 pages and I didn’t realize this until this week, the whole idea of you losing or getting your insurance cancelled wasn’t in the original Obamacare. It was a regulation WRITTEN BY PRESIDENT OBAMA, three months later.
So we had a vote, this is before I got up there. The Republicans had a vote to try to cancel that regulation so you COULDN’T BE CANCELLED, to grandfather everybody in. You know what the vote was? Straight party line. EVERY DEMOCRAT VOTED TO KEEP THE RULE THAT CANCELS YOUR INSURANCE.”
Video is at the link.
Obamacare was officially shoved down American’s throat on March 23, 2010.
The grandfathering rules were written well after that date:
On June 17, 2010, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury (“Departments”) issued interim final rules with request for comments regarding grandfathered plans. The regulation identified certain changes to benefits, cost-sharing, employer contributions, and access to coverage that would cause the loss of grandfathered status. It also clarified the loss of grandfathered status in either of the following instances: for a plan that did not have continuous enrollment (does not need to be the same enrollee), and termination of an existing collective bargaining agreement under which grandfathered health coverage was provided. In addition, the regulation included transitional rules that provide some flexibility in allowing changes to be made to the terms of a plan or coverage after enactment that do not cause loss of grandfathered status, and analysis of the potential impact of grandfathering rules on group and individual health plans. Comments on the interim final rules were due by August 16, 2010. Among the issues that generated comments from different stakeholder groups (health plans, employers, consumers, and state regulators) are prescription drug formularies, provider networks, cost-sharing, plan design and funding, and plan disclose requirements.
On November 17, 2010, the Departments published an amendment to the interim final rules on grandfathered health plans. The amendment permits group health plans to change insurance carriers and still maintain grandfathered status.
So democrats foisted on America an incomplete law. They passed a law that continued and to be rewritten well after passage. It seems likely that it Obama continues to rewrite it this very moment.
With more than 20,000 pages, how can anyone even know if that’s true or not? HHS can continue to make changes at its whim.
Here’s a reminder of Obama promises[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpa-5JdCnmo[/youtube]
“I intend to keep this promise”
Except he never intended to keep that promise.
He knew. He knew he was throwing more than 5 million Christians to the lions as he spoke. He lied to get this atrocity passed. He lied before, during and after them period in which the grandfathering rules were being written. He made promises. He made covenants with America.
He lied. It’s the biggest con job in American history. Never has there been such a policy lie of this magnitude. Never. Never has one party so badly defrauded this country.
The so-called grandfather clause was designed to eventually kill off most insurance plans.
Similarly, ACA’s grandfather rule promises that we can keep our health plans, but in reality, our health plans will likely not be able to keep their grandfathered status for very long. Section 1251 of the Affordable Care Act expressly preserves plans in existence on the date of enactment,20 March 23, 2010, and excepts them from a number of new federal requirements under ACA.21 Like the end-of-life counseling and state innovation waiver provisions, the Administration enacted reregulation not at the level of public, congressional debate, but through the intricacies of administrative rulemaking. The regulations implementing ACA’s grandfather rule establish narrow parameters for plans to retain grandfathered status.22 In essence, plans can make changes only for the benefit of plan participants and at the expense of the plan.23 Under those strictures, it will be nearly impossible for most plans to meet the requirements; accordingly, most will almost surely forfeit grandfathered status.
Obama flitted about the country selling a lie and doing it repeatedly. He has forfeited the trust of America and does not deserve another chance- the potential cost is too high.
What won’t he lie about? Is there anything?
Keith Ablow observes that lying to America is easy for Obama because you’re so much more stupid than he:
Why does it seem so easy for the president to tell such a gargantuan lie?
– In order to feel guilty about deceiving someone, an individual must have respect for that person.
– He must consider the other man or woman his equal.
– He must believe that depriving the other man or woman of the truth would be a sin because it deprives that person of free will. Because without the facts, competent people can’t make informed decisions.
But I do not believe the president sees most Americans as competent. I believe he sees them as children, who cannot think for themselves, nor support themselves, nor defend themselves.
And because he believes this is a nation of children who are powerless to truly decide anything knowledgably, withholding certain facts from them “for their own good,” is no different than telling the kids a few harmless lies to keep them safe and settle them down and calm their anxieties.
“This doesn’t taste bad,” a father might say to his daughter before giving her medicine, even when he knows it will. The lie is forgivable. It’s meant to keep his little girl from being too anxious and refusing what she needs.
But tell a competent adult something tastes good when it will make him gag, and you’ll be, rightfully, seen as having deprived the person of information he deserved.
This president was lied to by his father who abandoned him, by his mother who abandoned him and by the grandmother who hugged him, but also revealed that she distrusted men of color.
Now, he wants to be the only adult in town. He needs that much power to feel safe, because he was that disempowered and unsafe in the past. So, to him, we’re incompetents.
To him, we’re just kids who need to take our medicine. And lying is the easy and justifiable way to get the job done.
By the way, Obama didn’t really apologize.
And I am sorry that they— you know, are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me.
He LIED, but he never admitted to lying. He was sorry that you were so stupid that he had to lie to you. Now, as you listen to Obama continue to lie, Pelosi continue to lie, Hoyer continue to lie, remember the words of Adolf Hitler:
All this was inspired by the principle–which is quite true within itself–that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.
And please, none of the fabricated outrage of the Nazi comparison. It is most apt. It fits. Democrats have set a new standard for deceit in American government.
This is the smoking gun.
Before this is done democrats are going to beg for repeal.