Barack Obama would have Americans believe that the wave of insurance cancellations in the past two months are affecting “only a small percent of the population” and that the rest of America need not worry.
This is another lie.
The truth is that Obamacare is not only destroying the health insurance of the self-emplyed. It is destroying the health insurance provided by employers to their employees, and this means that over 150 million hard-working Americans will likely also experience the pain of Obama’s Big Lie.
Here is a story today:
For nearly 20 years, Keith Perkins offered health insurance to employees of his small electrical contracting company in Greencastle, Pa., and footed most of the bill. This year, with the arrival of the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplace, he decided to stop. <source>
Expect to see more of these every day.
It’s a question we get every single day,” said Thomas Harte, an insurance broker with Landmark Benefits in Hampstead, N.H. “Employers are seriously considering walking away from their plans.
“If you like your plan, you can keep your plan” was a lie that will affect not just the 5 million who have been cancelled, but over 150 million before this is over.
Are we Americans going to keep taking this?
For the record, here is the added lying by the corrupt Obama administration:
The White House has been busy this week doing damage control on the numbers. White House Spokesman Jay Carney insisted this week the disruption issue will affect “only 5 percent of the population.” <source>
And now the nail in the coffin proving that this was all a premeditated, vicious lie, not some kind of inadvertent “whoops” moment by Barack Hussein Obama:
The Obama administration knew all along that its signature healthcare law would disrupt private plans, putting at least 93 million Americans at risk of facing insurance cancellations, according to Forbes magazine.
A June 2010 edition of the Federal Register shows that administration officials were predicting large disruptions in the private insurance market, despite President Barack Obama’s repeated promises that Americans could keep their insurance, Forbes reported.
The predictions were tied to the part of the Affordable Care Act laying out new minimum standards for coverage. Some existing individual plans would be grandfathered in, but many of them would not make the cut because of tightened regulations defining adequate coverage.
The administration projected in the register report that “40 to 67 percent” of individual private insurance plans would be canceled.
“The Departments’ mid-range estimate is that 66 percent of small employer plans and 45 percent of large employer plans will relinquish their grandfather status by the end of 2013,” the administration’s report said.
When all the numbers are added up, Forbes noted, up to 93 million Americans may have to change their insurance plans or be subject to IRS penalties. <source>