Another Typical Obamacare Horror Story

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The Administration of Barack Obama is working hard to spin the Obamacare rollout as a positive step for the American public. But story after story about Americans losing their current healthcare plans despite the White House promise that they wouldn’t, rate shock from Americans attempting to sign up for Obamacare and the faulty Obamacare website make it increasingly clear that the President and his lackeys are simply working overtime to cover lies.

On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney fielded a number of questions from reporters inquiring as to whether the President deliberately misled the American people when he claimed that any person happy with his or her health insurance plan could keep it after the health care law’s implementation.

Asked directly whether the President had lied, Carney simply said, “No.”

The press secretary elaborated, “The President was clear about a basic fact: If you had insurance that you liked on the individual market and you wanted to keep that insurance through 2010, ’11, ’12, ’13, and in perpetuity if you wanted it and it was available, you could. You were grandfathered in.”

Carney went on to blame insurance companies for the fact that many Americans are rapidly being kicked off of their current healthcare plans, saying that insurers had canceled or changed existing plans after the law was passed and that some existing plans which did not meet Obamacare requirements were simply being eliminated.

“What no healthcare reform could envision or could responsibly stipulate is that any plan that might come along in the next few years would be grandfathered in because that would undermine the basic premise of providing minimum benefits for the American people,” Carney said.

“So again, in all of these cases, what is absolutely true is that if you had a plan before the Affordable Care Act that you liked on the individual market, and your insurance company didn’t take that away from you and offer you instead something else that you then purchased, but they provided you the same plan this whole time, you can keep it. And that’s true.”

To Carney’s credit, insurance companies are playing a role. As CBS News reports, insurance companies are jacking up premiums because they simply don’t know how many people will sign up for the Obamacare plans they are offering – they also have no way to know  which health demographics the still-unknown number of enrollees will hail from.

While Carney continues to attempt to turn a lie into a half-truth, stories like that of Terry Jones of Fort Dodge, Iowa, are becoming increasingly common. Jones was recently informed that he would lose his current healthcare plan so that he can get a more “affordable” one through Obamacare.

By the White House’s standards, more affordable for Mr. Jones means a plan that costs the same as the one he is on but provides fewer benefits. His other option is an adequate plan at a much higher cost.

Furthermore, some of the organizations listed on Healthcare.gov as navigators that can aid people in Jones’ situation make sense of the healthcare debacle aren’t even aware that they had been saddled with the task.

Here’s a report from WHO-IA, detailing the situation that Jones and thousands of other Americans have recently been faced with thanks to Obamacare:

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Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • David

    Obama knows and hopes this fails so that he can dictate in to the law by executive order a single payer top to bottom health care system so the government is in total charge of all medical coverage and then HELLO DEATH PANELS…i mean socialized health care.

    • Smitty

      David –
      You nailed it. This whole fiasco is nothing but a charade (theatrics) to dazzle the public with nonsense while the plan – the real plan- for socialized health care is plotted behind closed doors. Transparency ? This Government does not comprehend that word.

      • bwtanker

        could have told you that a long time ago

  • jimwilson81

    We know when we are being lied too. We are not stupid.

  • rbrooks

    i heard everyone is going to have to sign up or face fines and jail. premiums are going to triple, or worse. no one over 65 is going to be able to qualify for insurance. the irs is going to come to your door and arrest you. you will be held in a fema camp. there will be no dr’s left. they are all moving to canada to practice there. the democrats are going to appoint a death panel committee.

    the sky has fallen.

    • Daniel F. Melton

      They want me, they’ll have to climb over bodies and dig me out of a pile of brass.

      • bwtanker

        feel the same way myself

  • alboy5

    Abolish Obamacare and no more Obama regulated healthcare laws that he changes at will which is an anticonstitutional practice. Single payer will undermine new advances in healthcare and doom American seniors and drasticly reduce actual healthcare for everyone.

    • Daniel F. Melton

      Abolish obama and the whole facade he’s built will fall apart.

  • guy r west

    wounder how many demicrats are going to have to have that happene to them before they start too yell at their sentors and congress men too put and end to it like the rest of us but rember if its not their ideal . they don’t want to do it . it being any thing

    • mark

      I don’t understand what you are trying to say here. Get at least a fourth grade education so you can write at least two or three intelligible sentences. Then come back and contribute to this blog. See you in 2017. Thank you.

      • jdn

        Poor grammar is preferable to bad manners . Get a life TROLL .

        • Daniel F. Melton

          That IS the life of a troll.

      • Crazy Louie LaPussee

        His grammar is off, but at least he is not a LOONY TUNES LIB with no clue like you!!!!

        • John Rodgers

          Condescension and name calling do seem to excite the masses of liberal trolls. I think they believe it perpetuates their smarter than thou belief, or maybe it’s just cover for all the faults in their policies and web sites. Smarter??? My ass!!!!

      • Gary

        I hope you are not deluded into thinking because of your “useful idiot” status you will be protected from going head-first into the “wood-chipper” any more than the rest of us.

  • jdn

    Right after Carneys press conference during the pause before the commercial break I swear I could hear Obama in the background screaming ” Is there a doctor in the house , we need a spin doctor asap ” !

  • 4lifeandfreedom

    Spin, spin, spin. lie, lie, lie!

  • Jeff Noncent

    wake up people there is something going wrong here, you see the president affordable health care is not health care it is a communist law, in the first place, that’s why health insurance are dropping people left and right do you see what’s going on here, and this country was not found by communist law it is found by Christian principle God is protecting the American people, please wake up people

    • Daniel F. Melton

      Why do we have to keep repeating the same lesson that the Mayflower colonists learned those first bitter and hungry years on the shores of America nearly four centuries ago? Communism and it’s illegitimate stepchild socialism do not work. Never have worked, and in spite of the total weight of lies and graft, will never work.

  • Mama Maria Lopez MacCruller

    ‘Tis truly Divine Justice that all who voted for Obummer have this happen!!!

    • Daniel F. Melton

      Yeah, but those who didn’t vote for “o”boy are taking it in the neck right along side ’em.

      Let’s pay for obamacare by selling hunting licenses on the socialist politicians and faceless apparachtiks who wrote that turkey and jammed it down our throats.Those good buddies of “o”boy who have bought exemption or subsidies deserve special attention as well

      • bwtanker

        you’re the one that i agree with,declare open season on socialiist politticians

        • Daniel F. Melton

          Careful, the libs will think we’ve begun to get angry. They’re incorrect. We’ve been simmering mad for years and now we’re about to hit high boil.

  • peter

    Carney never says anything, he just reads what he is told to read. He has no choice but to protect the President, that is what he is required to do. The fact that he lies knowingly and seems to like it means one of two things:- either he is not really consciously aware of what he is saying, or he doesn’t care as long as he doesn’t get fired. Just another worthless, clueless, backbone lacking oxygen thief, being paid to lie and lie and lie to the populace as long as possible. Imagine having a creep like that working in your organization?

    • John Rodgers

      I love how Carney rubs at his chin (TENSION, as he’s caught in another lie), before spouting out what amounts to GO AHEAD AND DO IT (almost like GO AHEAD, I DARE YOU!!) as he speaks to any media that might just disagree with Obama’s views.

      • Gary

        Funny how Issa (R-CA) was blasted for calling Carney Obama’s “paid liar”, when in fact, that is exactly what Carney is. Issa was probably being kind in that description.

  • IBCAMN

    lies,lies,lies,lies..etc..that’s this obamanation that’s going on!and it just keeps coming and coming,one thing after another!
    is obama and his henchmen up to something and they don’t want us seeing it?are they committing yet another crime and using this mess of a website to detour us from seeing something more dasturdly?this is all just smelling a bit fishy!

  • vietnamvet1971

    CRASH & BURN obamacare, I hope you Fail in every thing you try to do the next 3 years.