"If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan." These famous words were uttered numerous times by President Obama as he tried to sell Obamacare to America and achieve the biggest healthcare overhaul in over 40 years.
Now we know this was nothing but a fairy tale. Not only is the Healthcare.gov website continuing to have severe problems, but health insurance cancellations notices are starting to pile up as well. In the end, up to 93 million Americans could end up getting cancellation letters. Worse yet, the White House knew this was going to happen, but went along with the lie anyway. Otherwise, there was no way Obamacare would become law.
While this is bad news all around for America, this comes at a perfect time for the Republican Party, which had been thoroughly routed during the government shutdown. They had gained absolutely nothing after seeking to defund Obama's signature healthcare law. The Party's poll numbers had dipped to an all-time low and the Democrats took a commanding lead on the congressional ballot, fueling talk about a possible Democratic takeover in the House.
Now with Obamacare's problems front and center, this advantage is dissipating. Count on Republicans playing Obama's infamous line up until election day next year and sharing stories about the millions of Americans that have lost their health coverage. At the same time, they need to push solutions that will allow the American people more control over their health care since the government is once again proving incapable of delivering. These include health saving accounts and allowing customers to purchase insurance across state lines.