"So it's true..." - Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary
One of the more repeated promises Barack Obama gave the American citizenry concerning the Affordable Care Act (aka: "ObamaCare") was that if any given citizen liked their current plan, they could beep their current plan, but NBC News is reporting on Oct. 29, 2013 that not only the movers and shakers within his administration, but Obama himself knew that not to be true.
Specifically, Obama promised the American people on a number of occasions:
If you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health plan.
If [you] already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance.
As previously covered by Examiner.com last week, millions of American are finding unpleasant surprises in their mailbox in the form of cancellation letters on the health care plans that they chose to enroll in and keep.
Citing that the ObamaCare regulations on "grandfathering" are so stringent and unbending, upwards of 85 percent of policy holders (16 million citizens) will not be allowed to keep their current policy when it comes time for renewal.
As cited, the vast majority will face skyrocketing costs in both the forms of monthly premiums and yearly deductibles and each visit co-pays in order to stay within the parameters of the ObamaCare law.
What Did Obama Know And When Did He Know It...?
With the cancellation notices seen by many in the media as an unintended consequence of "finding out what's in the bill once it's passed" as Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) famously stated in 2009, NBC News is reporting that buried deep in the ACA/ObamaCare fine print minutiae is "an estimate that because of normal turnover in the individual insurance market, '40 to 67 percent' of customers will not be able to keep their policy."
Of the approximately 11,588,500 words comprising the ObamaCare bill is the key wording that the "percentage of individual market policies losing grandfather status in a given year exceeds the 40 to 67 percent range.”
As NBC reporters Lisa Myers and Hannah Rappleye report:
That means the administration knew that more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them.
As also cited by NBC News, when asked for comment, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney as much admitted to Obama and his administration were complicit in deceiving the people:
So it's true that there are existing healthcare plans on the individual market that don't meet those minimum standards and therefore do not qualify for the Affordable Care Act.