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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

ObamaCare Didn't Terminate Your Health Plan; President Obama Did!

Barack Obama’s Senior Advisor, Valerie Jarrett,  tweeted on Monday, “FACT: Nothing in #ObamaCare forces people out of their health plans. No change is required unless insurance companies change existing plans.”

Jarett's tweet flies in the face of the below facts!

by Phil Kerpen, Contributing Author: It’s right there in black-and-white on page 43 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The president’s famous promise that if you like your plan you can keep your plan (without which the bill most certainly would never have passed) is indeed the law of the land. It is Section 1251, to be exact. This is what it says:
Ironclad. Bulletproof. If you like your plan, “nothing in this Act” can “require that an individual terminate coverage.”  It’s. The. Law.

So why are millions of Americans receiving cancelation letters?

Because in one of the first of many lawless abuses of executive authority to distort, ignore, or rewrite the law.   President Obama issued a shameful regulation just months after the law was passed known as the Grandfathered Plan Rule that – in blatant violation of the president’s famous promise embodied in Section 1251 – terminated the overwhelming majority of plans in the individual market by invalidating grandfather status for minor routine changes of the sort that most plans have always made annually.

NBC News recently discovered the shameful rulemaking, writing: “Buried in Obamacare regulations from July 2010 is an estimate that because of normal turnover in the individual insurance market, ‘40 to 67 percent’ of customers will not be able to keep their policy.”

The actual estimate in the interim final rule was that 40 to 67 percent in the individual market would lose grandfather status each year. They also estimated that 49 to 80 percent of small employer plans and 34 to 64 percent of large employer plans would lose grandfather status.

While NBC News only discovered the issue this week, Republicans responded immediately. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) forced a vote in September 2010 on overturning the rule:“Throughout the health care debate, the President continually promised, ‘If you like what you have you can keep it.’ The grandfathered health plan rule breaks the President’s promise,” Enzi said.

Enzi is urging colleagues to demand a vote on a resolution of disapproval (S.J. Res. 39) to overturn the so-called grandfather rule in health care reform – a provision that was supposed to spare small businesses already providing health insurance to their employees many of higher costs and new mandates the law imposes.
Unfortunately, Enzi’s resolution failed along party lines. Every single Senate Democrat, just months after voting for the law that included Section 1251, voted to allow Obama to gut it.

And now Obama’s lawless rule forcing millions to lose “plans they like” is hitting with full force.
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Phil Kerpen is president of American Commitment and the author of Democracy Denied: How Obama is Bypassing Congress to Radically Transform America – and How to Stop Him. Phil Kerpen is a contributing author for the ARRA News Service.

Tags: President Obama, terminates, healthcare plans, executive order,grandfather rule, American Commitment, Phil KerpenS To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the ARRA News Service. Thanks!
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5 Comments:

Anonymous Tami Greever said...

This article demonstrates that we must not give up the fight. Maybe the key to hold it back is through the Grandfathering Law. There are many ways to skin a cat or a rat.

10/29/2013  
Anonymous Ray Mizell said...

Valerie, Do you practice being stupid or does it come naturally?

10/29/2013  
Anonymous Roy Reeder said...

Yep.

10/29/2013  
Anonymous Anita Messenger said...

O...and every single one of the Congresscritters who voted for this monster...such as PRYOR...

10/30/2013  
Anonymous Anita Messenger said...

It would be humorous if it wasn't so horrifying...

10/30/2013  

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