“If You Like Your Plan, You Can Keep It”

One of the biggest lies ever told, right up there with “Germany has no further territorial claims in Europe.”

And apparently big enough that Comrade Hussein’s Praetorian Media Guard can’t refuse to report on it any longer after a mere 4 years of struggling with acknowledging the obvious.

Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more costly policies.

“If you like your plan, you can keep it!”

Unless you can’t. We’re still hunting for confirmed, confirmed observations of the mythical creature known as the “ObamaCare Enrollee” three weeks after the Glorious Rollout™, but at least we have hundreds of thousands of observations of people who, presumably, liked their plans but couldn’t keep it.

The main reason insurers offer is that the policies fall short of what the Affordable Care Act requires starting Jan. 1.

Such as contraception, maternity care and child care visits for 75-year-old males. Because L-rd knows they need that sort of thing.

Most are ending policies sold after the law passed in March 2010. At least a few are canceling plans sold to people with pre-existing medical conditions.

Which… Waitaminnit? Did we just read that right? Wasn’t one of the main “selling points” that HusseinCare was going to guarantee insurance to people with pre-existing medical conditions who, apparently, were up until now completely uninsurable and forced to rely on old crones living in scary woods cooking bats and eating live frogs for their medical care?

Even THEY can’t keep their plans which they, according to Comrade Hussein and His Merry Band of Media Propagandists, didn’t ever have to begin with?

You fucked up. You TRUSTED me!

You fucked up. You TRUSTED me!

By all accounts, the new policies will offer consumers better coverage, in some cases, for comparable cost — especially after the inclusion of federal subsidies for those who qualify.

“By all accounts?” Whose, pray tell? Ah, we get it. By all of those accounts that you get handed to you by Hussein’s staff while on your kneepads, gobbling his royal semen freshly milked from his royal member. So “better coverage for comparable cost” means average increases in deductibles by 2 to 3 times and overall premium raises of 100%? And what about those who don’t qualify for federal subsidies (read: “other people’s money”)? Oh well, fuck those raycists.

Not to mention that you just mentioned “frustrated consumers.”

Why on Earth would they be “frustrated” if they were being forced to switch to a cheaper, better plan?


Ah. Because shut up, you explained. Or maybe the poor dumb animals just don’t know what’s good for them.

More fascism, please.

Die Fahne hoch, die Reihen dicht geschlossen. OFA marschiert, mit ruhig, festem Schritt…



  1. 1
    Tallulah growls and barks:

    I got my congee from United Hellcare the weekend before Oct. 1st, with the STATE URL helpfully included directing me to Govt. Hellcare.

    I think I already posted this, but here’s my sitrep. I logged on to the NY State Exchange at 2:30 am, Oct. 1st, unwittingly getting through the only open window in the stalag.

    So this is what it told me: I’m a freelancer, with a modest income, living in Manhattan. I can deduct home office expenses, and (the last few years) all of my insurance premiums, which are currently an eye-watering $688/month for just moi. (I do have a preexisting condition, but the doubling+ of my premiums from $350 happened under Comrade Hussein). So I looked at what G. Hellcare had for independent policies, HMO style.

    Here are the rates: For a Bronze plan, with a $6000 deductible (TRIPLE what I have now), and a 50% “cost-sharing” fuckover on hospitalization (currently I get 80%), my premium would go UP by 6.25%.
    For Silver, 70% and 50% hospitalization — UP by 8.34%.
    For Gold, 80% (I forget the hospitalization coverage but it sux) — UP by 12.6%.

    So I’m thinking, “Sod this: I’ll do the penalty tax.” I looked at “off-exchange, non-grandfathered [discontinuous] plans — the premium for Bronze would be over $1400/month for an individual HMO policy.

    AND they are NOT required to cover preexisting conditions; neither is the Silver plan. So be careful if you go the penalty tax route.

    Now here’s the real kicker: I got into the subsidy calculator, and it said “You make too little to qualify for subsidies. You might be eligible for Medicaid.”

    Stunned, I went to the NY State Medicaid website, and it said that I make too much to be eligible for Medicaid.[A relief, actually: that is a death sentence.]

    But this gap? The lying sacks of shite said they were going to cover all the people who are working poor or lower middle class, and guess what? they LIED about that, too.

    My guess is that this is all part of their tricks and lies to keep the “cost” under a trillion dollars. [REmember how these assholes went apeshit over the Iraq War costing, what, $78 billion?] You know, like the accounting trick of starting to rake in tax money for this shit FOUR YEARS before it kicked in, to make the numbers look better? I figure they assume they’ll have all the po’ folks by the short hairs anyway, and can afford to kick us around: they’re trying to get more middle-classers hooked on it.

    Or maybe not — I haven’t heard of anyone outside of the welfare ticks who’s actually getting a deal they like.

    Also, I really bitterly resent being made a party to this looting of other people. That’s how the Left works: they make cannibals of everyone.

  2. 2
    Tallulah growls and barks:

    I haven’t been back since, but the people I’ve told about this just can’t believe it — even the Republicans! This is SO MUCH WORSE than even WE thought it would be, that it’s hard to wrap your mind around.

    Could this be Comrade Hussein’s “Pyrrhic victory?”

  3. 3
    Igor, Imperial Booby growls and barks:

    “Hussein Lied, Freedom Died”, along with CHOICE, the handmaiden of Freedom. :em08:

  4. 4
    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    You can sit back and take it… or party like it’s 1861.

    The Republicans will never touch this – they think they can stir the shit and ride it to electoral victory forever. The Democrats certainly won’t allow any changes through.

    This is pretty much where the rubber meets the road folks.

  5. 5
    AmericanBTGoG growls and barks:

    One thing I find myself pissing in the wind about is that I don’t really care if its the perfekt website, with the perfekt product, and the most benign mission (on its face). I don’t care if its free admission to the Fountain of Youth — its still about the grubberment takeover of 20% (?) of the free market. And its still — as if that was not enough — only the cats-paw for the next steps.

    I give thanks to you every day, your Emperorness and your unruly horde, for keeping people’s eyes on the prize and on the authoritarian bullshit.

    Die Gedanken Sind Frie