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View Diary: 'You can keep your health insurance' lie of the year or half-true? PolitiFact says both! (102 comments)

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    The grand-fathering clause was intended to be difficult for the insurance companies to keep, and probably only included because the President had repeated the "If you like your plan, you can keep it" so many times, so foolishly.  But in any event, those plans were scheduled for extinction - if not through the grandfathering restrictions, then through the natural churn of people on the invididual health insurance market.  

    I think at the time, it was clear the President was reacting to the Right-wing bogeyman that the health care law was going to force you from employer group coverage to the marketplace.  But he must have liked the line, because it got repeated and passed down the messaging machine.
    It was a silly thing to repeat, because it was a) demonstrably false, and b) unnecessary to engage Republican fever dreams.  

    •  Wait until employers, like me, have to pay the (0+ / 0-)

      "Cadillac Plan" surcharge.   You'll see how false it is then.

      I think at the time, it was clear the President was reacting to the Right-wing bogeyman that the health care law was going to force you from employer group coverage to the marketplace.

      “Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.” ― Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

      by SpamNunn on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 11:45:50 AM PST

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