posted at 11:16 am on November 4, 2013 by Guy Benson
The ladies over at Independent Women’s Voice have launched a Tumblr-style website dedicated to showcasing victims of the president’s most infamous Obamacare lie. You can’t necessarily keep your plan, and the White House knew as much all along. David Freddoso marvels at just one of the growing roster of examples:
— David Freddoso (@freddoso) November 3, 2013
As Erika noted on Saturday, the Associated Press published a brutal story about middle class sticker shock, highlighting a Pennsylvania couple in the lede. The Griffins received a cancellation letter that broke four (!) of Obama’s pledges in one fell swoop: They’ll pay much more for arguably worse care, while being unable to keep their long-time doctors, due to being thrown off of their current coverage. The tales of dropped or altered coverage and increasing costs are just beginning — within both the individual and employer-based markets. Democrats are already freaking out about another round of ugly headlines that appear to be conveniently scheduled for…October 2014:
Senate Democrats facing reelection next year aren’t just fretting about a balky website and President Barack Obama’s misleading campaign statements on health care. Now they’ve begun worrying about another deadline a year away. According to an Affordable Care Act timetable established by administration officials, early next October insurance companies will announce their new menu of health care plans for the ACA marketplaces — plans that may be more varied and numerous than those offered this year, but that almost certainly will come with higher prices. The likely price hikes will hit the individual and small-business insurance markets only weeks before Election Day on Nov. 4, 2014. “What genius came up with that timetable?” asked one key Democrat, who declined to be quoted by name because he is involved in private White House talks. Democratic senators and their political advisers have been lobbying the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services to push back the next “open season” date until after the election, to no avail.
The same ‘geniuses’ who voted to remake one-sixth of the US economy against the wishes of most Americans, repeatedly issued high-profile promises they had no intention of keeping, rolled-out an embarrassment of a website that they knew wasn’t functional, and rejected numerous (and desperately needed) Republican offers to delay implementation. That’s who.