From Obamacare's inception, individual and employer mandates got the ink. But it was always insurance mandates that were key to its objective to kill the private ins. cos. in order to make a government-run, i.e. single-payer, system inevitable.
President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats spewed forth a veritable cornucopia of lies that Americans happy with their "current" policies, could keep them. Never mind that the government hadn't the power, before the Supreme Court upheld the individual and employer mandates, to force free people to enter into private contracts with other free people, much less force companies and individuals to maintain private contractual relationships indefinitely. And never mind that the definition of the word "current" contract was narrowly defined as only contracts existing on the Ides (plus 8 days) of March, 2010, and that never changed. That is, unless you are a member of the Democratic Party faction also known as labor unions.
So much for the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
And finally, never mind that insurance companies with individual policies in place on Obama Caesar's grandfather clause date are subject to coverage mandates for new policies that made it certain they would have to cancel so-called "substandard" policies in order to increase premiums on current policyholders to pay for all of the newly required coverage that Democrats deemed to be minimally acceptable.
It was always a brilliant strategy by the Democrats to stagger the roll-out of Obamacare with lies so that no one discovered the specifics of the grandfather and other clauses until after President Obama and Harry Reid's Democratic Party-controlled senate were re-elected. And never mind the level of economic ignorance that has obtained in this country so that electoral majorities didn't immediately realize that forcing insurance companies to cover anyone that applies, no matter if they are on the way to the emergency room when they log in the HealthCare.gov, must be accepted.
And now comes the inevitable demonization of insurance companies, as if the Obama Administration was caught unawares.
Ted Cruz had it right, as did the tea partiers that returned Republicans to control of the House after the 2010 mid-term election primarily to repeal Obamacare. Unless We the People can elect enough Republicans to maintain control of the House and re-take the Senate and the White House so that we can repeal, not merely delay or otherwise "fix", the Grim Obamacare Reaper before it destroys the private healthcare insurance industry, America (as we and half of Mexico knew and loved it) is doomed.
“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson