Axelrod: “Most people” will be able to keep their plans

posted at 10:31 am on October 28, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

If Senate Democrats have distanced themselves from ObamaCare, David Axelrod is doubling down.  He appeared on Morning Joe today and ended up tangling with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), who as a doctor has a little more insight into health care and insurance than a White House adviser in this administration.  When Coburn pointed out that millions of Americans will lose their existing insurance plans, Axelrod insisted that “most Americans” will keep their plans (via NRO):

“Most people are going to keep their own plan,” Axelrod said in a discussion with Senator Tom Coburn (R., Okla.). “The majority of people in this country — the vast majority of people in this country — are keeping their plan.”

That depends on how one defines “most.” Most Americans get their insurance through employer group plans, and those are largely intact, although they’ll be more expensive now, thanks to the mandates insurers have to carry now.  But for those who bought their own insurance — which is the apples-to-apples comparison — half or more will find their old plans cancelled.  That estimate comes from a UCLA academic who supports the ACA, by the way.  That means around 7 million or more Americans will have lost their old insurance plans, and will have to pay higher premiums and clear higher deductibles from now on.

Mediaite has more of the clash with Coburn, who clearly gets the better of the rather desperate Axelrod spin here. That’s easy for Coburn, whose own reform proposals would have had the government in a proper regulatory role rather than as central-planning czar over the health-care industry:

“Medicare is bankrupt,” Coburn said. “20% of everything that’s spent in Medicare is defrauded from the government. Over $80 billion a year is defrauded. How is that running for us? I’m not against Medicare but how about have it run in a way—private insurance fraud rate is less than 2%. We’re ten times greater because we don’t know how to do it, we don’t function effectively when the government does it.”

“What you’re seeing roll out with the Affordable Care Act is same incompetencies we see in large bureaucratic institutions,” Coburn continued. “It’s not that the ideas are bad in the Affordable Care Act. It’s we’re incompetent to roll it out and we’ve proven that today.”

Coburn also claimed that he and his Senate colleagues had proposed a viable alternative to Obamacare.

“Go read about Patient’s Choice Act,” Coburn said. “Senator Burr, myself and about 20 other Republican senators. Every aspect you’re seeing that’s positive in the Affordable Care Act was in that bill, except ours doesn’t cost $2.6 trillion. Ours isn’t run by the government. Ours is run by the private-sector, with transparency, and mandates that you have to be transparent.”

Can ObamaCare be rolled back?  Investors Business Daily reminds us that it’s been done before:

In 1988, Congress passed a new Medicare benefit meant to cover catastrophic health costs and provide seniors drug coverage. Unlike ObamaCare, this new benefit program passed with overwhelming bipartisan support.

But a year later, Congress voted just as overwhelmingly to repeal that program.

Like millions of families today, the elderly back then discovered that the new “benefit” came at a hefty price, and that it provided coverage many of them already had.

So senior groups mounted “a well-organized campaign that ultimately buried members of Congress under an avalanche of angry mail,” the New York Times reported at the time.

At one point, several seniors followed Illinois Rep. Dan Rostenkowski — then one of the most powerful lawmakers in Washington — back to his car and refused to let him leave. TV cameras caught one elderly woman pounding on the hood of his car.

If a relative handful of seniors could force Congress to overturn a new entitlement program, then surely millions of deceived and angry Americans can do the same to ObamaCare.

They just need to organize and inundate lawmakers with the message that they’re mad as hell about ObamaCare and they’re not going to take it anymore.

“Most” Democrats should be competent enough to hear that.


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Make this nightmare go away…

OmahaConservative on October 28, 2013 at 10:34 AM

“Keep” is relative. I get to keep my plan through my employer, but it will cost $100 a month more.

NeighborhoodCatLady on October 28, 2013 at 10:34 AM

It’s not just the “most” backtrack. He said those Americans would have cheaper and more comprehensive coverage which is a lie. In fact, it’s an easily provable lie since numerous reports are coming out about people’s premiums and deductibles going through the roof. And while technically the insurance may be more comprehensive in some cases, I don’t think an elderly dude is gonna be too keen on paying more for maternity coverage.

Doughboy on October 28, 2013 at 10:36 AM

He also noted some possible changes to “All Animals are Equal.”

mankai on October 28, 2013 at 10:37 AM

by “most people” he means Congress, right?

trubble on October 28, 2013 at 10:39 AM

As long as these scumbags are still allowed in the country we’re screwed. It’s people that think just like this ass that have been teaching American kids for generations now. Unless we rid ourselves of all progressives we’re screwed.

Flange on October 28, 2013 at 10:40 AM

“The majority of people in this country — the vast majority of people in this country — are keeping their plan.”

Soylent Green is people, Axelrod added.

Mr. D on October 28, 2013 at 10:44 AM

What happened to:

“If you’re one of the more than 250 million Americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance. This law will only make it more secure and more affordable.”

or from earlier this year:

Later this year, millions of Americans will finally have the opportunity to buy the same kind of health care Members of Congress give themselves. Beginning in October, you’ll be able to sign up for new private health care plans through a new health insurance marketplace where private plans will compete to save middle class families money. Through these marketplaces, Americans and small business owners will be able to choose from a menu of health plans that fit their budget and provide quality coverage they can count on when they need it most. If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you cannot afford a plan, you or your small business may get financial assistance to make it affordable.

Fact of the matter is that most only means 50% plus one.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 10:44 AM

So, besides Obama, can anybody think of where in history another leader of a major world power had his own symbol and salute?

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Hey, Ed. Will the folks with employee based insurance get to keep theirs after Obama granted year long postponement? My daughter’s employer just canceled their contribution to the employee health savings account because they get to save money and there is no penalty. They will decide next year if which is more profitable, the penalty or insurance.

Cindy Munford on October 28, 2013 at 10:47 AM

What a load of shite.

O’Care mandates that all health insurance coverage packages provide 10 categories of essential health benefits. Most plans offered by insurers did not include all of these new services, they will no longer be available. They will be forced to migrate to plans that meet those requirements- no option! Or buh bye!

This impacts the employer sponsored plans as well, with sky rocketing renewal increases, employers changing plan options with higher out of pocket coverage to keep premiums lower, dumping contributions to family coverage..on and on.

Small businesses who have been struggling to even provide coverage are dropping their ER sponsored plans and throwing their employees to the exchanges.

bazil9 on October 28, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Reagan’s Daughter: Why Am I Losing My Health Insurance?

OmahaConservative on October 28, 2013 at 10:42 AM

I can’t really get too upset that this withered old liberal is losing her health insurance. She voted for Obama.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 10:50 AM

I hate Aselrod….HATE!

KCB on October 28, 2013 at 10:52 AM

“The majority of people in this country — the vast majority of people in this country — are keeping their plan.”

Soylent Green is people, Axelrod added.

Mr. D on October 28, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Aaaand as citizens do their duty to preserve the republic they get to watch a cool youtube video of Miley twerking while the nurse gives them happy drugs at the Liverpool Pathway Hospitality Center

workingclass artist on October 28, 2013 at 10:52 AM

For an extra 500-1000 bucks, you can keep your plan…maybe.

Blake on October 28, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Still, it is poetic justice and it’s delicious…

OmahaConservative on October 28, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Hey, Ed. Will the folks with employee based insurance get to keep theirs after Obama granted year long postponement?

Cindy Munford on October 28, 2013 at 10:47 AM

No fair not putting a spoiler alert in front of your post! This will be the basis of the 2014 Surrender Weasel tour. Probably about early October when the elections are looming. Because Boehner and McConnell can’t cave enough when it comes to Obamacare. It’s to the point I think we all can mimic the tearful having to do nothing now in order to [all together now] live to fight another day.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 10:54 AM

For an extra 500-1000 bucks, you can keep your plan…maybe.

Blake on October 28, 2013 at 10:53 AM

And be sure to focus on the monthly increase and not the rise in the deductible.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Still, it is poetic justice and it’s delicious…

OmahaConservative on October 28, 2013 at 10:53 AM

That it is.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 10:56 AM

How about all the national insurers that decided
to opt out of the exchanges?

bazil9 on October 28, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Politico making big deal out of the fact that healthcare,gov is back open for business.

I just tried to get in.

The system is down at the moment.

We are experiencing technical difficulties and hope to have them resolved soon. Please try again later.

In a hurry? You might be able to apply faster at our Marketplace call center. Call 1-800-318-2596 to talk with one of our trained representatives about applying over the phone.

‘talk’ about applying over the phone???

hahahahahahahahaha

faraway on October 28, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Reagan’s Daughter: Why Am I Losing My Health Insurance?

because your a moronic twit.

gerrym51 on October 28, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Remember Obama at the State of the Union where he made not only the claim you could keep your doctor but that illegals would not be covered by Obamacare. To which Joe Wilson yelled “You Lie.”

Well, that should be the standard response for every Republican in Congress at every opportunity.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM

I recall the President, when he was hustling the public about this law, saying something to the effect of:

“If you like your plan, you can keep it.”

He never said ‘most of you.’ Kind of an important qualifier, no?

If the Mysterious Stranger and Bystander Who Is In No Way Involved In This Mess-in-Chief was running around saying, “For most of you, if you like your plan, you can keep it,” that would have been a much different proposition, and an impossible sell.

So they gave the old bait-and-switch.

The quote of the day should be that person quoted in the recent LA Times article saying, “I was all for Obamacare until I found out that I was going to be paying for it.”

Good Lt on October 28, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Axelrod: “Most people” will be able to keep their plans

Not according to my insurance co.

To meet the requirements of the new laws, most of our current plans can no longer be offered. But you can relax — your plan is not changing This means you can keep your same benefits and network or doctors you’re used to

CW20 on October 28, 2013 at 11:04 AM

If a relative handful of seniors could force Congress to overturn a new entitlement program, then surely millions of deceived and angry Americans can do the same to ObamaCare.

Not true. The 1988 Medicare bill was bipartisan, therefore able to be changed. We can’t change Obamacare because the Dems want to win at all costs, damn the consequences. This is why the Dems win.

Secondly, opposing the 1988 bill wasn’t implicitly racist. It is officially racist to oppose Obamacare. For the vast majority of the electorate being branded as a racist is the worst thing in the world.

2012 proved our electorate is beyond hope. The only way to turn this back is to have far less people voting.

happytobehere on October 28, 2013 at 11:04 AM

They just need to organize and inundate lawmakers with the message that they’re mad as hell about ObamaCare and they’re not going to take it anymore.

Every day between now and Election Day Nov 2014 is when the people have to organize and inundate lawmakers with the message that the ACA needs to be ‘nuked from orbit’ and that more reasoned and measured steps are needed to address the worst challenges in healthcare.

The biased lapdog media will not do this for you. You and your neighbors need to demonstrate, write letters, send faxes, and send e-mails to your lawmakers. We need to get tens of thousands onto the mall in DC to march against Obamacare – and the landslide of lies we’ve received from the President and his apparatchiks.

This is the guerrilla war that we need to fight – and as the truth of the EpicClusterFarkNado continues to be revealed by it’s operation and use – it’s a war we can win.

Athos on October 28, 2013 at 11:05 AM

In a hurry? You might be able to apply faster at our Marketplace call center. Call 1-800-318-2596 to talk with one of our trained representatives about applying over the phone.

faraway on October 28, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Might be able to apply over the phone is not what the lazy stupid coward said in his Rose Garden Sham Wow speech. He specifically said you could apply over the phone in 150 different languages. It takes about 20 minutes for an individual. 40 minutes for a family.

These were specific and clear promises that are clearly lies. It does not bode well for Obamacare that its namesake is a filthy dirty liar. Whose website is the result of a half-a-billion no compete contract went to a black classmate of Mooch’s. Whose chief enforcer claims she doesn’t work for anybody but Obama.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 11:05 AM

When the F**K are repubs going to smash through the verbal diarrhea grandstanding of this leftie slimeballs and shut them the F**K up instead of sitting back and politely letting these fothermuckers monopolize the airwaves???!!!!

wyntre9 on October 28, 2013 at 11:07 AM

The quote of the day should be that person quoted in the recent LA Times article saying, “I was all for Obamacare until I found out that I was going to be paying for it.”

Good Lt on October 28, 2013 at 11:04 AM

A variation of the old saw that socialism is easy until you run out of other peoples’ money.

Face it, the lazy stupid coward wouldn’t have been able to sell his plan based on the truth. That young people were going to have staggering and un-needed health insurance solely to pay for others in the parasite class. That most people would be unable to keep their existing plans unless they were willing to pay a boatload more for it. Or any of the rest of the “glitches” in this wealth redistribution scheme.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 11:10 AM

We have gone from all to most, and it depends on your definition of most. A big lie from the beginning and those who are surprised should be ashamed!

rjoco1 on October 28, 2013 at 11:10 AM

All this was known in 2012 and even earlier.

It should have been the sole issue prior to the election.

jangle12 on October 28, 2013 at 11:15 AM

And why did Obama delay the Employer mandate for a year – which will just so happen to put it in place after the next election cycle? Because that’s when the shit really hits the fan – and an even greater number of people lose their employer-provided insurance and get dumped into the exchanges.

If you think this is bad now – you ain’t seen nothin yet.

Hill60 on October 28, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Not sole (given Benghazi) but at the top of the list.

jangle12 on October 28, 2013 at 11:16 AM

wyntre9 on October 28, 2013 at 11:07 AM

They’ll do this when there’s evidence that doing so leads to more votes. Sadly, the electorate doesn’t reward such honesty. The electorate wants to like Obama. They want to like their government. They especially want to like Democrats because democrats “care” about people.

happytobehere on October 28, 2013 at 11:17 AM

If you think this is bad now – you ain’t seen nothin yet.

Hill60 on October 28, 2013 at 11:16 AM

^^

bazil9 on October 28, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Apparently “most” is another word for Medicaid, since that is the overwhelming majority of the Obamacare sign ups.

A giant expansion of Medicaid to overwhelm the system, because the next shoe to drop is the removal of federal funding to the hospitals that primarily serve Medicaid… it’s in the bill.

batterup on October 28, 2013 at 11:18 AM

CBS quotes a 56-year-old Florida resident who got dropped from her health care plan.

Her new plan will be 10 times higher than what she’s paying now, jumping from $54 a month to $591.

“What I have right now is what I’m happy with, and I just want to know why I can’t keep what I have,” says the woman. “Why do I have to be forced into something else?”

Because Boehner, McConnell and their supporters are worthless surrender weasels unwilling to fight for people like you. So sweetie just shut up and pay your $7100/year. You are not worth the effort. The GOP must cave on Obamacare in order live and fight another day.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 11:18 AM

That depends on how one defines “most.”

In addition to this backpedal, I saw another last week from an attractive black liberal whom Hannity likes to invite on his show to serve as opposition to a conservative talking head. When addressing Obama’s promises such as the $2,500 reduction in premium, she doesn’t talk about most blah blah blah. She says that she all along understood that these promises were just simple campaign blather and hyperbole that one normally finds in campaigns.

It’s stunning what lying sacks liberals are.

BuckeyeSam on October 28, 2013 at 11:19 AM

These people are such accomplished liars that they don’t exhibit even a twitch of remorse, guilt or hesitation. One must simply assume that everything coming out of their mouths is a lie.

rplat on October 28, 2013 at 11:19 AM

You gotta love ‘em over at MSNBC, they’re still trying to talk shutdown, while the whole piece de resistance for being a Democrat is falling apart

Tater Salad on October 28, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Where are all the trolls defending this wonderful new world of Obamacare. Gloating about how cheap their insurance will be. And how easy it was to phone in and sign up.

I guess you can’t type and make the Obama salute at the same time.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 11:24 AM

When the F**K are repubs going to smash through the verbal diarrhea grandstanding of this leftie slimeballs and shut them the F**K up instead of sitting back and politely letting these fothermuckers monopolize the airwaves???!!!!

wyntre9 on October 28, 2013 at 11:07 AM

I am becoming more and more convinced that the Republicans and Democrats answer to the same master. They just put on a show for their constituencies and do whatever their common goals are. They both know that we the idiots will eat up the rotten red meat they throw us and keep voting the same way.

neuquenguy on October 28, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Medicare is a great program but it is bankrupt The OMB project Medicare costs out to 1990; these numbers were used to sell it. They underestimated cost by almost 900%. How much did it underestimate costs for Obamacare?

Laurence on October 28, 2013 at 11:25 AM

You gotta love ‘em over at MSNBC, they’re still trying to talk shutdown, while the whole piece de resistance for being a Democrat is falling apart

Tater Salad on October 28, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Well, they do get their daily briefing from Valarie Jarrett.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 11:26 AM

In 1988, Congress passed a new Medicare benefit meant to cover catastrophic health costs and provide seniors drug coverage. Unlike ObamaCare, this new benefit program passed with overwhelming bipartisan support.

But a year later, Congress voted just as overwhelmingly to repeal that program.

But in 1988, we had President Ronald Reagan, and in 1989 we had President George H. W. Bush. If Congress was willing to admit a mistake 25 years ago, they would sign the repeal.

Now we have His Imperial Majesty Hussein the First, who is the One who stops the seas from rising, whose response to criticism is “I won”. Even if Harry Reid’s Senate passed a repeal bill, Egobama would probably veto it…

Steve Z on October 28, 2013 at 11:31 AM

I see Axelrod got rid of the cookie-duster. He looks better without it.

Now, if he could only do something about the lying douchebag thing.

trigon on October 28, 2013 at 11:32 AM

You can keep your President if you want to, I’d like to impeach mine!

Rovin on October 28, 2013 at 11:35 AM

She says that she all along understood that these promises were just simple campaign blather and hyperbole that one normally finds in campaigns.

It’s stunning what lying sacks liberals are.

BuckeyeSam on October 28, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Didn’t you too understand all along that these promises were just simple campaign blather and hyperbole? I did.

That being said, the reality of Obamacare isn’t anything close to what was being promised. We aren’t talking about a quibble over the difference between “all” and “most.” We are talking about a complete bait-and-switch.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2013 at 11:36 AM

“We have to elect the Marxist so that you can find out what’s in it”

faraway on October 28, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Ouch: Poll Finds Less Than 1 In 10 Americans Think Obamacare Has Improved Their Health Care Situation…

Via USA Today:

About one in 10 Americans — 9% — say The Affordable Care Act has improved their health insurance situation in the past year, according to a new survey by Bankrate.com.

The telephone survey asked a representative sample of 1,001 Americans about their knowledge of and feelings about the law that mandates health care insurances for all Americans in coming years.

The survey was conducted from Oct. 17 to 20 after a 16-day federal government shutdown over raising the debt limit ended and the bungled launching of health exchange websites nationwide.

In fact, 38% of uninsured Americans said they feel more negative about the three-year-old law than they did the past year. And 47% of the uninsured say they don’t even know where to turn for information on the act. Uninsured Americans make up about 15% of the population.

Resist We Much on October 28, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Millions fewer people today have health insurance – after ObamaCare was enacted

faraway on October 28, 2013 at 11:42 AM

“We should always remember that our strength still lies in our faith in the good sense of the American people. And that the climate in Washington is still opposed to those enduring values, those ‘permanent things’ that we’ve always believed in. … Washington is a place of fads and one-week stories. It’s also a company town, and the company’s name is government, big government. … In the discussion of federal spending, the time has come to put to rest the sob sister attempts to portray our desire to get government spending under control as a hard-hearted attack on the poor people of America.”

OmahaConservative on October 28, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Democratic Consultant With Strong Ties To White House On Obamacare Disaster: “Dem Party Is F*cked”…

Remember the doom and gloom predictions about the GOP being toast after the shutdown? Well that’s going to pale in comparison to the fallout from Obamacare.

Via National Journal:

Incoming from Democrats:

“Dem Party is F****d.” That was the subject line of an email sent to me Sunday by a senior Democratic consultant with strong ties to the White House and Capitol Hill. The body of the email contained a link to this Los Angeles Times story about Obamacare “sticker shock:”

“These middle-class consumers are staring at hefty increases on their insurance bills as the overhaul remakes the healthcare market. Their rates are rising in large part to help offset the higher costs of covering sicker, poorer people who have been shut out of the system for years.”

“Although recent criticism of the healthcare law has focused on website glitches and early enrollment snags, experts say sharp price increases for individual policies have the greatest potential to erode public support for President Obama’s signature legislation.” [...]

The Democratic consultant said none of this is news to him, but he wonders why Obama wasn’t honest with Americans. He predicted surprise and outrage over higher costs and lesser coverage. “We will own this problem forever,” the Democrat wrote.

Resist We Much on October 28, 2013 at 11:44 AM

“Keep” is relative. I get to keep my plan through my employer, but it will cost $100 a month more.

NeighborhoodCatLady on October 28, 2013 at 10:34 AM

You should thank God on your knees every day that Obama raised your premiums by $100, because without ACA, your premiums would have been $110 higher… three years from now.

The Schaef on October 28, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Spin, spin, spin-spin, spin… If 51% get to keep, than that’s “most”. I despise people like Axelrod.

sadatoni on October 28, 2013 at 11:55 AM

My wife can keep her plan, presuming she wants to spend $475 a mo. rather than current $213…and her uterus-less body will have maternity coverage as well as birth control–AWESOME, huh Libiots?

hillsoftx on October 28, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Axelrod’s use of ‘most’ is as disingenuous as the entire ‘jobs created or saved’ farce pushed during the ‘recovery summer’.

I have to wonder if these people are just sociopath’s – possessors of an antisocial personality disorder that manifests itself in their pathological lying and acts of deception done in the name of their political ideology.

Athos on October 28, 2013 at 12:03 PM

How about some racist math

2009 population – 305 million

15% without insurance – 45.75 million

(a little higher than was quoted at the time)

70% (most) will retain their insurance

305 * (1-.15) * (1-.70) = 77.775 million lose insurance

at 80% retain = 51.85 million

and those ‘retain’, a vast majority will have significantly higher rates (probably anywhere other than Mass. and Maine, who have kitchen sink state insurance requirements)

Mr. Axelrod’s assurance is not comforting

phreshone on October 28, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Yeah the Democrats

neyney on October 28, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Spin, spin, spin-spin, spin… If 51% get to keep, than that’s “most”. I despise people like Axelrod.

sadatoni on October 28, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Of course he does. Axelrod and company, to this day, believe we live in a ‘democracy’ (a.k.a: majority rule). For him 51% is “most” and they can do whatever they want to the other 49%.

The Founding Fathers are rolling on their graves.

ptcamn on October 28, 2013 at 12:15 PM

… and by “most” the Liberal parasite Axelrod means the Swiss.

viking01 on October 28, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Remember back in 2010, in the midst of the O-care debate, when the “36 million people live with no insurance” claim kept being thrown around (which magically became 48 million when suited the narrative)?

Remember that, once you subtracted illegals from that total as well as people who voluntarily chose not to buy insurance, and those who qualified for other federal and state plans but didn’t bother to sign up for them, we ended with an “uninsured” number below 12 million?

Well, now Bob Laszewski is estimating that as many as 16 million people may end up losing their insurance thanks to Obama’s baby. So, considering that the economy remains in shambles and people have lost the economic power they had back in 2010, when the law was passed, in order to afford the higher premiums, not only will O-care remotely solve a fraction of what Hope- ‘n- Change dreamed of, but also will end up dumping even more people into the uninsured category.

Like good ol’ Ronald used to say, “Government IS the problem”.

ptcamn on October 28, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Flush axelturd….

crosshugger on October 28, 2013 at 12:44 PM

His Snidely moustache distracted the viewer from his amateurish lying.

He should grow it back.

The viscous duplicity is showing on your upper lip, Axel.

profitsbeard on October 28, 2013 at 12:47 PM

For an extra 500-1000 bucks, you can keep your plan…maybe.

Blake on October 28, 2013 at 10:53 AM

This. Which in many cases means that you can’t keep it. One couple last week reported they had to choose between ZeroCare and groceries. Guess which item on that list won out.

Axelrod will need to hide out after a couple more days of ZeroCare implosion. All the rats are running around squealing looking for some floating debris to cling to.

dogsoldier on October 28, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Axelturd made Goebbels orgasm in his grave, again.

Schadenfreude on October 28, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Wow! I can’t believe the Dems are so disorganized in this response. The fact is, I am self employed and CANNOT keep my current plan…..ain’t gonna happen. They have created an entirely new list of plans and you have to pick one…period….THE COSTS ARE UNDENIABLY MUCH MUCH HIGHER. If you can’t get a subsidy, you’re screwed.

These guys may have dug their own politica grave with no way out.

rickyricardo on October 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Don’t count on King Barack to roll anything back. It’s HIS only claim to fame.

Unless you count Fast and Furious, Solyndra, Fisker, Benghazi, IRS Scandal, NSA Scandal……………………

GarandFan on October 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM

This scum of the earth lowlife has his nose up Obama’s ass so, what do you expect. These IDIOTS would die for this scumbag Obama.

tmgrant on October 28, 2013 at 2:24 PM

The people who can’t keep their plans aren’t the people he works for.

Ronnie on October 28, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Reagan’s Daughter: Why Am I Losing My Health Insurance?

OmahaConservative on October 28, 2013 at 10:42 AM

From that link, Patti Davis:

Could the president please explain why I and others are losing our health ins. plans? Wasn’t supposed to happen!
— patti davis (@patti_davis) October 25, 2013

Davis, of course, isn’t the first to want to know what’s happening to her insurance in the wake of Obamacare. Others have been dropped as large employers such as IBM and others opt to have their employees get their coverage through state marketplaces rather than to keep up their coverage.

Davis also has been speaking about her disappointment with Obama in recent weeks, particularly when it comes to the government shutdown.

“We all remember your campaign tag of “no drama Obama,” she wrote in an open letter to the president on her website on Oct. 13. “Interesting that there has been one drama after another in your presidency, this last one really tipping the scales.”

She said, unlike Obama, her father wouldn’t have thought to announce he wasn’t about drama, “it was how he lived, how he conducted himself.”

But she said Obama seems “annoyed” when he talks to Americans, “as if this job you campaigned for is keeping you from something else you’d rather be doing.”

Ain’t karma a hoot? Who’s your Daddy now, Patti? Turns out he was right all along and you were wrong. Now REPENT.

AH_C on October 28, 2013 at 3:24 PM

David Axelrod hasn’t an honest bone in his wretched leftist body. It is safe to assume that every word out of his mouth is a lie – including “an” and “the” as Mary McCarthy noted of Lillian Hellman, another Marxist.

Axelrod has been peddling his easy-way-to-socialism scheme for nearly 20 years. At one time he thought Edwards might be the vehicle, but Obama was the One.

The man doesn’t give a rip if it works or what it costs, as long as the federal government seizes power and doesn’t let go of it.

Adjoran on October 28, 2013 at 3:39 PM

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

roflmmfao

donabernathy on October 28, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Will wonders never cease! Sen. Tom Coburn R-OK found enough gumption to argue with his Democrat buddies.

RJL on October 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Axelrod and O have been incompetent rolling anything out since 2008 and they’ve proven that for the last five years.

NoPain on October 28, 2013 at 10:52 PM

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

donabernathy on October 28, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Indeed.

AesopFan on October 28, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Where’s Julia in all of this?

HiJack on October 29, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Axelrod and O have been incompetent rolling anything out since 2008 and they’ve proven that for the last five years.

NoPain on October 28, 2013 at 10:52 PM

I regret to disagree with you. They’ve been pretty good at winning elections. Thank you low-info voters and you slaves who still cling to the plantation.

HiJack on October 29, 2013 at 1:50 AM

I stand corrected. They’re also pretty competent at generating millions for fellow Dems and supporters.

NoPain on October 29, 2013 at 11:42 AM