By Amy Payne
President Obama wants you to know that he gets it.
You just don’t understand how much better Obamacare is going to make your life; you’re afraid of change. It’s okay, he wants you to know; he understands.
“There are some people who have very bad insurance, but they don’t know it because they don’t understand the fine print,” Obama said yesterday. Politico Pro reports that the President continued:
We said, “You know what, you’re right. You should be able to keep the health insurance you have even if it’s not very good. Even if you could get insurance on HealthCare.gov, you should be able to keep it.” And that’s the part of the law we’ve extended.
Wasn’t that thoughtful? You don’t know what you’re talking about, because you don’t understand what’s good for you. But the Obama Administration will try to make you feel better for another year…oh, and hopefully those of you who still have your old insurance won’t get cancellation notices right before the midterm election.
But most of the cancellation notices already happened. Last year, at least 4.7 million Americans received one. In fact, getting rid of that old insurance plan was part of Obamacare’s design.
Heritage expert Alyene Senger says Obamacare definitely piles on the mandates—but does that mean its coverage is “better”?
Obamacare cancels many insurance policies that individuals chose based on their wants, needs, or ability to afford, and it replaces those plans with what the government deems “better” insurance. But this leaves little choice for consumers and increases costs.
Speaking of Obamacare’s design—and upgrading everyone’s insurance—what about the uninsured? Weren’t the new exchanges supposed to fix that problem?