So, if you repeat a lie often enough, it DOESN’T become True? UPDATED

Repeated …so many times…it was practically a verbal tic.

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NBC News: Obama Administration knew millions could not keep their health insurance.

President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.

Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC NEWS that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a “cancellation” letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don’t meet the standards mandated by the new health care law. One expert predicts that number could reach as high as 80 percent. And all say that many of those forced to buy pricier new policies will experience “sticker shock.”

None of this should come as a shock to the Obama administration. The law states that policies in effect as of March 23, 2010 will be “grandfathered,” meaning consumers can keep those policies even though they don’t meet requirements of the new health care law. But the Department of Health and Human Services then wrote regulations that narrowed that provision, by saying 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.

Buried in Obamacare regulations from July 2010 is an estimate that because of normal turnover in the individual insurance market, “40 to 67 percent” of customers will not be able to keep their policy. And because many policies will have been changed since the key date, “the percentage of individual market policies losing grandfather status in a given year exceeds the 40 to 67 percent range.”

That means the administration knew that more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them.

Yet President Obama, who had promised in 2009, “if you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health plan,” was still saying in 2012, “If [you] already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance.”
“This says that when they made the promise, they knew half the people in this market outright couldn’t keep what they had and then they wrote the rules so that others couldn’t make it either,” …

Read the rest, here.

CBS News looks at on insurance companies wondering about bowing out of exchanges.

It’s good to see the mainstream media finally exposing this unworkable governmental overreach — and the bald lies that helped create it — but it’s a little like closing the barn door after the horses have run off. And I agree with Ed Morrissey, who says the media helped this failure to happen.

Because when the king said his robes were beautiful, they all said, “yes, exquisite!” And none of them dared to question the design. And they smacked down anyone who tried to.

UPDATE: Democrat Whip Steny Hoyer admits that the Democrats knew it was a lie, all along. Surprised?

Jim DeMint:“This is immoral!” Well, it’s how you get to single-payer via roundaboutation.

Still lying: through 2012

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  • Gail Finke

    The HHS mandate is only part of the equation. They really want everyone to have the same insurance, no exceptions. And why would THAT be? Hmmmm. Could it be…. easier transition to a national health service?

  • Maria Elliott

    Thank you so much for posting this. I just put it on FB along with the NBC article. This should be shouted from the rooftops.

  • L.B.

    I’d like to meet someone who actually believed him. Those who were against Obamacare knew he was lying. People who were for Obamacare were counting on an act of deception (which quite honestly makes it very difficult to love thy neighbor) leading to single payer.

  • KyPerson

    National Health Service is what they want, but only for us. They will get to keep their gold-plated plans.

  • Keith

    But by publishing this, are you not committing the sin greater than a mortal sin and greater than a sacrilegious sin, namely, making a partisan statement against a democrat? To do so versus a republican would be morally upright but to do so against a democrat is engaging in political arguments that have no place in a religiously oriented forum. Shame on you! (TIC)

  • Mandy P.

    I know several people who thought this was no big deal and that the fight against it was all nonsense. And not because they knew it was a ruse designed to get us to single payer. I had a conversation with someone close to me right after it passed and he insisted that even though it was passed via shady means and probably violated the Constitution, it really was going to help the majority in the country. This man’s tune has completely changed now that he’s facing having to choose between paying the insane prices on the exchanges for worse coverage than he had before or paying the tax/penalty/fine for his entire family.

  • Todd

    I never liked the ACA much, mainly because I didn’t trust insurance companies. Plus the whole thing was too darn timid. We need a national insurance plan, and this warmed-up Republican leftover from the Gingrich era never floated my boat.
    Just to provide some perspective on health insurance: a lot of us object to the ACA not because we agree with conservatives and Tea Partiers, but because we think the system is too broke and too immoral to entrust it to existing companies. The president was offering a bone to insurance providers. Maybe he shouldn’t have bothered.

  • L.B.

    Hope you thanked him on contributing his “fair share” and helping out the majority.

  • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

    He lied that everyone who wanted to keep their plans would do so, he lied that the mandate wasn’t a tax, and now they admit it is, he lied that everyone else’s policy would go down $2500 per year while in fact they re going up by more than that. e knew the reality. He blatently lied. Add that to the lies of Benghazi, the lies of Fast and Furious, the lies of the NSA snooping, the lies of not knowing about the IRS squashing the TEA party tax exemptions, the lies of ending the terror wars and we have a president who habitually and blatently lies. This man and his administration is a fraud. He ranks up there with Nixon and his lies.


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