You know things are bad for the Obama Administration when NBC releases an investigative report that states that Obama lied. The report revealed that President Obama knowingly lied to the American public when he told them they could keep their insurance and their doctors.
NBC found out that as early as 2010 the Obama Administration knew that 40 to 67% of individual policy holders would lose their health insurance. Despite having this knowledge, Obama told the American public repeatedly the opposite. He deliberately lied.
Initially, ObamaCare had a provision that policies in effect as of March 23, 2010 will be “grandfathered.” This provision guaranteed Americans could keep their policies even though they don’t meet the ten essential requirements of the new health care law. The provision was rewritten by Kathleen Sebelius’s Department of Health and Human Services. The revised regulation stated that if any part of a policy was significantly changed since that date — the deductible, co-pay, or benefits, for example — the policy would not be grandfathered. This was NEVER made public.
The Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Department and Labor Department were also aware of the law’s revision according to NBC; therefore, many of Obama’s Cabinet officials and Obama’s IRS appointees knew about this and chose to remain silent. They were complacent in withholding the information from the American public. In addition, Congressional leaders such as Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reed had to be part of the conspiracy of silence.
Robert Laszewski, consultant with the Health Policy and Strategy Associates, told NBC, “…when they made the promise, they knew half the people in this market outright couldn’t keep what they had and then wrote the rules so that others couldn’t make it either.” An NBC News “expert” further predicted that as many as 50 to 75% of consumers can expect cancellation of their health care policies and/or higher cost for new policies because of ObamaCare.
There has been suspicion that the real purpose of ObamaCare was not to insure the uninsurable but a plan to take over the health care insurance business by the federal government. This would be a step towards socialized medicine and creating a government bureaucracy that would dominate the American economy. Is this what Democrats are trying to do through their ObamaCare stealth regulations?