Kicking the can down the road (The lie of the year)

snake oil

Get your snake oil here and now, we might be gone tomorrow…

Politifact has named “If you like your plan you can keep your plan” as the lie of the year. The article is linked below. Read it as it deals the repeated deception of this administration as it applies to the Affordable Healthcare Act. They cite such things as

“PolitiFact counted 37 times when he’d included no caveats, such as a high-profile speech to the American Medical Association in 2009: “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”

And still, yet another Obamacare deadline has been pushed back. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) pushed the deadline back for individuals who want to be covered on January 1st from Dec. 23 to Dec. 31. In addition, HHS is asking insurers to accept payments through the extended date and still offer coverage on Jan 1.

Enrollment is far below the numbers anticipated since the marketplaces has been unable to be accessed on their website Oct 1st.

The administration announced 364,682 million had selected an insurance plan on the marketplace since October 1st. Of all enrolled, 227,478 had enrolled by the 16 state-based marketplaces and 137,204 on the federal exchange on Healthcare.gov, which serves 36 states. They had originally projected 3.3 million would have enrolled by the end of December

Included in these numbers is the fact that they have no idea how many people have actually paid yet, nor, according to Sebelius testimony, will they. Which means they have no idea how many people are actually going to be covered. Sebelius was adamant in her Senate hearing that they were unable to project how many people would be actually covered since only those that paid would be considered covered. A day later, they apparently have changed their mind and are going to ask insurance companies to extend coverage to those who’ve not yet paid. I guess. Or maybe not. How can anyone tell what they are doing with their “law” at this point?

Snake oil, get yer snake oil here!!

They just keep kicking the can down the road. Wonder when it will stop.

It just appears to me these people do not have any idea what they doing.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2013/dec/12/lie-year-if-you-like-your-health-care-plan-keep-it

2 comments on “Kicking the can down the road (The lie of the year)

  1. Mark Baldini says:

    The administration announced 364,682 million had selected an insurance plan on the marketplace since October 1st

    Wow, that’s a LOT of people!

  2. JETSR says:

    I think you are on-target with this one Tony. Kick the can and let someone else fix it at a later date…

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