White House Forced to Admit


October 30, 2013


More than 1.5 million people have lost their insurance due to Obamacare. CBS News talked to Dianne Barrette, a 56-year old Florida woman who pays $54 per month today for her insurance, but will pay $591 per month under Obamacare - a 994% increase.

The White House now admits they always knew this would happen.

But first, before we hear the admission, let me remind you that most people who don't want to pay these high prices have options, some more preferable than others. See thethree legal alternatives in our press release below.

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Now to the admission: Under pressure from a reporter, Jay Carney, White House press secretary, admitted three times on Monday that certain "substandard" insurance is no longer allowed (see my comments in brackets):

FOX NEWS REPORTER: “From the podium, will you admit that when president said, if you have a plan, you'll get to keep it, that that was not true?”
CARNEY: “Well, let’s just be clear. What the president said and everybody said all along is there are going to be changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act that create minimum standards of coverage. Minimum services that every plan has be provide…It’s true that there are existing health care plans on the individual market that don’t meet those minimum standards and therefore do not qualify for the Affordable Care Act (admission #1) …there are some that can be grandfathered if people want to keep insurance that’s substandard. …Six out of 10 will pay less than $100 for better insurance. It’s not even an apples to apples comparison. This is qualitatively better insurance…” [Better? It requires coverage for services people don’t need or find objectionable and it limits care they may want.]
REPORTER “…The president said one thing and you’re admitting that that’s not the case. … The president sold it as if you have a plan you’ll get to keep it and that’s not true.”
CARNEY:  “Ed, I appreciate what you’re trying to do. Eighty-plus percent of the American people already get insurance through their employer, through Medicare or through Medicaid. They don’t have to worry about or do or change anything. [Not worry? What if their employer cuts hours, drops insurance or forces them into the government Exchange?] Those remaining individuals who do not have insurance at all…or get it through the individual market will now have insurance available to them through expanded Medicaid services in those states that have accepted the expanded Medicaid program [Medicaid is not insurance] as well as through the health care marketplaces [government exchanges].
“And, its, it’s correct. (admission #2) I take your point. It’s correct that substandard plans that don’t provide minimum services that have a lot of, some fine print that leaves consumers in the lurch often because of annual caps or lifetime caps or carve outs for some preexisting conditions, those are no longer allowed (admission #3) because the Affordable Care Act is built on the standard that health care is not a privilege, it’s a right and there should be minimum [expensive, wealth redistribution] standards for the plans available to Americans across the country.”
What if Obama’s plan backfires? It could happen. Many Americans may decide to join health sharing organizations or go uninsured, pay the uninsured tax and negotiate prices for care, even expensive care. These individuals will figure out how low prices can go with cash in hand. They’ll figure out who takes cash and who doesn’t. They’ll start their own market that will encourage doctors to say good-bye to insurance contracts.
Once weaned off of today’s first-dollar health plans, they may wonder why they ever handed $4,000 - $20,000 a year over to a health plan allowed by law to refuse to pay for their care. This new knowledge may change everything in health care into the future.
That’s what Obama is afraid of. No one has to buy insurance, ever. No one has to play his game. Cash could become king again.
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Twila Brase, RN, PHN
President and Co-founder