If I had the time to do so, I could point you to countless posts, both on this blog and on others, warning Americans of the “unintended” consequences of the monstrosity known as ObamaCare. The biggest consequence came in direct contradiction of the lie repeated, ad nauseam, by President Obama that if you liked your health care plan or your doctor, you could keep your health care plan and doctor. That has already been proven to be false, but as I write this post, there are plans to make it even more so. Thirteen states and the District of Columbia will be announcing shortly that the health care plans they offer, that do not meet the “high standards” of ObamaCare, will be canceled.
You see, President Obama asked these states to grant reprieves from the high standards of ObamaCare. It was one of the many exemptions provided by President Obama and the staff he had put in place to administer ObamaCare. These states are no longer willing to go along with the farce, so they will be canceling those plans.
Fox News – In coming weeks, 13 states and the District of Columbia plan to cancel such policies, which generally fall out of compliance with the Affordable Care Act because they don’t offer the level of coverage the law requires.
Virginia will be hardest hit, with 250,000 policies expected to be canceled.
And because federal law requires a 60-day notice of any plan changes, voters will be notified no later than November 1, right before the Nov. 4 midterms.
Many of those forced out of their current plans and into ObamaCare may not be able to keep their doctors. They also could face higher deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses, making ObamaCare an election issue on the eve of voting.
Obama had originally unequivocally promised that underhis health care plan, everyone could keep their doctors and plans.
In 2009, he told the American Medical Association, “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period.If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period.No one will take it away. No matter what.”
Now, I am sure things will soon be better for the several hundred thousand people who will be facing cancellation of their current health care plans. No doubt, middle-aged couples who are past their childbearing years will be able to receive what they always wanted and needed. Maternity coverage is sure to be one of the staples of the new plan. After all, doesn’t ObamaCare require new health care plans to provide maternity coverage? And if that isn’t enough of a slap in the face, I am sure they will be able to receive free birth control coverage as well. I think that’s a new fundamental right for all Americans, men and women alike.
All sarcasm aside, the flaws and faults of ObamaCare are becoming more evident every day. We were already faced with cancellations and higher costs for health care. Now we have more cancellations and who knows what else coming down the pike. It’s such a flawed bill that I am honestly surprised that President Obama has tried to ram another bill down our throats to provide “fixes” for what is wrong. Instead, he just has his people make changes on the fly, without the consent of Congress and with no regard to the American people.
Would you like to know what happens when a government tries to force citizens into programs they neither want or need, all for the common good? Just take a look at ObamaCare. It is a prime example of exactly that. We are being told some of these things are unintended consequences, but I refuse to buy into that lie. ObamaCare was designed to fail and to push us towards the Holy Grail of all liberal goals; single payer health care. That’s what they have pursued for years and ObamaCare is a step in that direction.
I really hate to see these cancellations, as they will be hard to deal with for many families. My only hope is this. With the announcement having to come, by law, no later than November 1, I wonder if enough Americans will finally see and understand exactly how much of a failure ObamaCare really is. If they do, I am hopeful that they will remember who it was that passed the Affordable Health Care Act, by hook and by crook. I’ll give them a hint. It wasn’t the Republican Party or the Tea Party, but the Democrats who forced this travesty on the American people. I hope they punish with brute force in the midterm elections on November 4th.