Obama’s Unbelieveable Press Conference


November 21, 2013


President Obama didn’t have a teleprompter. On November 14, the president held a press conference to announce that he was implementing yet another “administrative fix” to the Obamacare without the consent of Congress. When he got to the Q&A with reporters, it got interesting. More on that in a moment.
But the primary purpose of the press conference was to say that, suddenly, in violation of the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies that had spent three years preparing to comply with the law -- changing their entire systems, developing and submitting new plans to state insurance commissioners, and sending out stacks of letters to enrollees telling them their old insurance plans were canceled –- would be allowed, solely on the word of the President, to reinstate the canceled policies. But just for a year.
The president’s goal is to protect Democrats in the 2014 elections, not you.
President Obama and the Democrats are desperate to enroll at least 7 million people in the Obamacare exchanges next year because premiums and taxpayer-funded subsidies will be used as operating cash to implement Obamacare. All federal exchange funding disappears December 31, 2014.
Obama’s press conference was like no other. Some statements were ridiculously laughable; some were unexpectedly revealing. And although he apologized here, there and everywhere, he never apologized for Obamacare.
Rather than trying to describe the president’s comments, I’ll let him speak for himself in the following 12 statements. The headings and my comments in brackets are intended for emphasis or understanding. Listen in as President Obama gives answers to questions asked by various news reporters:
Not His Intention??
“With respect to the pledge I made that if you like your plan you can keep it, I think -- you know, and I've said in interviews -- that there is no doubt that the way I put that forward unequivocally ended up not being accurate. It was not because of my intention not to deliver on that commitment and that promise. [His law requires he not deliver on that promise. By June 2010, his regulators said millions would lose their insurance because of grandfathering restrictions.]
Five Percent is Insignificant?
 “You have an individual market that accounts for about 5 percent of the population. And our working assumption was -- my working assumption was that the majority of those folks would find better policies at lower cost or the same cost in the marketplaces [government exchanges].” [At least 16 million people are expected to lose their individual policies.]
No Kidding:
“[W]hat we're also discovering is that insurance is complicated to buy. … And you know, buying health insurance is never going to be like buying a song on iTunes. You know, it's just a much more complicated transaction. …” [HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius used to be Insurance Commissioner of Kansas. She knew.]
ACA Not Responsible?
“What we're essentially saying is the Affordable Care Act is not going to be the factor in what happens with folks in the individual market. And my guess is right away you're going to see a number of state insurance commissioners exercise it.” [Incorrect on both counts. The ACA is THE factor. Obamacare forbids non-compliant policies from being sold. Furthermore, insurance commissioners in Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington have already refused to let canceled policies be reinstated.]
Political Strategy Unveiled:
“But the key point is, is that it allows us to be able to say to the folks who've received these [cancellation] notices, look, you know, I, the president of the United States, and the insurance – the insurance model of the Affordable Care Act is not going to be getting in the way of you shopping in the individual market that you used to have. [Only if state commissioners and insurers let it be reinstated and then only until after the 2014 election, when Democrats will take away your reinstated policy forever if they are in power.]
The Car Analogy:
“Well, the problem with the -- the grandfather clause that we put in place is it's almost like, we said to folks, you got to buy a new car, even if you can't afford it right now. And sooner or later folks are going to start trading in their old cars. But, you know, we don't need -- if their life circumstance is such where, for now at least, they want to keep the old car, even if the new car is better, we should be able to give them that option, and that's what we want to do. [The ACA-required insurance policy is not just a new car. It’s a souped up Cadillac that you will only be able to use when and where the government says so.]
Say What??
“[A]nd that pledge I haven't broken. That commitment, that promise continues to be -- continues to hold; the promise that I wouldn't be perfect, number one, but also the promise that as long as I've got the honor of having this office, I'm just going to work as hard as I can to make things better for folks. [“Better” meaning higher costs, federal takeover, cancelled insurance, government dependency, 19 new taxes, limited choices, fewer doctors, health care rationing]
Strange Definition of “Affordable”:
“If -- if the health care system had been working fine and everybody had high-quality health insurance at affordable prices, I wouldn't have made it a priority. [Once affordable premiums have been made unaffordable by Obamacare unless you are eligible for and agree to take taxpayer-funded subsidies in the government exchange leaving taxpayers with less money buy their own insurance. The ACA also encourages employers to cut hours, leaving employees with less cash to buy government-mandated coverage.]
Flawed Statistic for Uninsured:
“Are you suggesting that the status quo was working? Because it wasn't, and everybody knows it. It wasn't working in the individual market, and it certainly wasn't working for the 41 million people who didn't have health insurance.” [About 18 million people live in households making more than $50,000 (9 million of them in households making more than $75,000); 12 million are eligible for government programs but don’t sign up; 10 million are noncitizens. Source]
Let’s Be England:
“And so what we did was we chose a path that was the least disruptive to try to finally make sure that health care is treated in this country like it is in every other advanced country, that it's not some privilege that just a certain portion of people can have, but it's something that everybody has some confidence about.” [One of the reasons America is THE most advanced country is because we don’t have socialized medicine. Having “some confidence” is pretty shaky ground for a federal takeover of the health care system.]
What Oath of Office?
“But I make no apologies for us taking this on because somebody, sooner or later, had to do it. [That which is unconstitutional should never be “taken on” by any president or member of Congress]
No Apology for Federal Takeover:
“I do make apologies for not having executed better over the last several months.”
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