Another lie! When Obama today said he was responsible for the ObamaCare mess and not the Democratic members of Congress, he added to the pile of lies. All of the Democrats in Congress are responsible because the law was created by committees in both the House and the Senate without Republicans being allowed to participate in the framing of the law. They wrote it and passed it along party lines.
Furthermore, those not directly involved in the writing of the law passed it without reading it. As legislators, this was a serious breach of their commitment to their constituents.
When the Department of Health and Human Services changed Section 1251 in 2010, they got rid of the “grandfather status” for many health care plans. This was by design to drive people into the health care exchanges.
The change was put into the Federal Register and Senator Michael Enzi, Republican, read it and introduced legislation to protect people and businesses from losing their health care plans as a result of the revision of the law. All Democrats in the Senate voted against Senator Enzi’s law and killed it. Now Democrats up for re-election are trying to make excuses because of the negative impact created by doing away with the “grandfather clause.” Yet they are as guilty as sin.
They passed ObamaCare without reading it and voted against a proposal that would have grandfathered the policies now being cancelled. They put politics above the welfare of the people they were supposed to represent.