Check out Ace today: He notes that the ACA law does grandfather in health insurance policies that were in effect from March 23, 2010 ... with one big caveat.
... [but] the agency writing the regulations for this law wrote them as narrowly as possible -- any change in premium, copay, benefit package, or anything at all would be taken as a whole new policy, and thus be stripped of grandfather status and required, by law, to be terminated. And the White House, of course, oversees the executive agencies writing regulations -- including the one that that almost completely took back the law's promise that you could keep your current policy.
And they've known they were doing this, and they knew they were taking back Obama's promise via bureaucratic regulation, for three years.
I note as forcefully as I can: While laws are the creatures of Congress, regulations are entirely within the Executive's power. Obama's decision to break this promise is his own action. He could direct the regulation-writing agency to revise the regulations so that they honor the promise that Obama himself made; I do not believe he will.
So, what will be President Lemon's response to this? As the title notes, it's good money it'll be "I didn't know." Even though, y'know, as Ace said, the regulations were written by an Executive Branch agency.
Hey, look, I understand the need to make it seem as if the prez didn't know in this post-Nixon age, but this is, frankly, getting beyond parody.
RELATED: Chicago Tribune writer Clarence Page says Obama "‘probably’ knew he was lying" about ObumbleCare.
ALSO RELATED: How predictable. [Radical] White House advisor Valerie Jarrett is blaming insurance cos. for the millions losing coverage. She says "There's nothing in ObumbleCare that forces people out of their plans." Except that, y'know, there is, which she also notes in her tweet: "No change is required unless insurance companies change existing plans." Of course she doesn't mention what is noted above -- that Boss Obama's own HHS made the rules as to what constitutes "a change." And those rules say "any modification at all, no matter how small or trivial."
In addition, House Democrat Whip Steny Hoyer admits that President I-Don't-Knowbama lied to us all. “We knew that there would be some policies that would not qualify and therefore people would be required to get more extensive coverage,” he said.Posted by Hube at October 29, 2013 06:53 PM | TrackBack