Michael Schaus

Wow. . . NBC stumbled into a moment of actual journalism: A woman in Florida was recently given some news, which according to the President, was impossible. Despite being responsible enough to have healthcare coverage, her plan did not meet the minimum requirement under the Affordable Care Act; and was therefore cancelled. Maybe her plan didn’t include the appropriate amount of Sandra Fluke-approved contraception coverage? Lucky for her the insurance company gave her the option of upgrading to the “new and improved” plan that meets the minimum requirements under Obama’s signature law. . . At a 1,000 percent price hike.

And she’s not alone. Another woman being interviewed by NBC asked, rightfully, what she’s supposed to eat now that her insurance premium is as large as her rental payment. (Cake?) Over 1.5 million Americans have received similar letters in recent weeks, with up to 14 million more Americans potentially on the chopping block, as insurance companies change their offerings to be compliant with Obamacare’s arbitrary definition of “adequate” coverage.

But Jay Carney says it’s OK. Coverage that is being discontinued, he said, was insufficient to begin with. Lucky for all those millions of newly uninsured Americans that Obama and Co are looking out for them. Apparently Obama intended to say that you can keep your current plan if you like it, and if DC approves it.

The big news this week (for people who routinely ignore outlets like Townhall) is that the Obama Administration knew, all the way back in early 2010, that millions of people would be unable to continue in their current insurance plans.

Um. . . Duh. And it gets worse: The Obama administration still has Obama’s infamous claim that “you can keep your current healthcare if you’re pleased with it” on their website. But, then again, this administration has never been that great at running websites. (It’s not an inaccuracy – it’s a glitch!)

Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus is communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute and is responsible for managing the organization’s messaging with the public, the media and NPRI’s membership.

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