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  •  "You can keep your current insurance provider" (0+ / 0-)

    are the words that would have been most accurate.

    That was, essentially, what was heard by me when the President said what he did. And it's accurate, people can still keep their current insurance provider if they want (even companies that are allegedly "dropping" people's coverage are, in actuality, offering new options).

    What the president really mean was you can keep your current insurance provider. He and his communications folks may have thought that wording was a bit awkward, so they may have simplified.

    He really should clarify this by saying exactly that: "What I meant was that you can keep your current insurance provider, but I didn't use those exact words. In hindisight, that may have been a more accurate way to phrase it."

    •  That's not factual either. (1+ / 0-)
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      jeff in nyc

      Under the ACA, there are only some insurance providers. I believe he was referring to those people who get insurance through their employer.

      •  for people with private health insurance... (0+ / 0-)

        they can keep their provider...nobody is forcing people to a new provider. They may be forcing them to new insurance plans which are required by the ACA in trying to eliminate junk insurance.

    •  not really (0+ / 0-)

      and probably not your current doctors, either.

      “The legitimate object of Government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done but cannot do at all or cannot do so well for themselves”- Lincoln

      by commonscribe on Sun Nov 03, 2013 at 05:52:31 PM PST

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