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1.5M Insurance Cancellations Under Obama-Care

From the National Center for Public Policy Research:

Almost 1.5 Million Insurance Cancellations Under ObamaCare

by David Hogberg | Oct 28, 2013

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you are aware that many policyholders are receiving cancellation notices from their insurance companies…

Does Obama know?

But how many people have received these notices?  Let’s do a tally:

-800,000 in New Jersey.
-119,000 from Blue Shield in California.
-160,000 from Kaiser in California.
-300,000 in Florida.
-24,000 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
-13,000 in central and eastern Pennsylvania.
-76,000 from CareFirst in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

That adds up to 1,492,000 cancellations. And that number is low as similar cancellation notices have gone out in Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina.

We also know that Humana has cancelled policies in Maryland. Unfortunately, no numbers are available thus far in those cases. One analyst thinks that up 16 million people could have their policies cancelled

But who’s counting? Certainly not the Obama administration.

Meanwhile, here is a flashback from our media guardians at PolitiFact, which is the award-winning fact-checking site run by the Tampa Bay Times:

Barack Obama says that under his health care law, those who have health insurance will keep it

[Circa] June 28th, 2012

After the Supreme Court upheld the health care bill he’d signed into law, President Barack Obama applauded the decision in a speech at the White House. In that speech, Obama responded to critics, including Mitt Romney, who say the law could force many Americans off their health care plans.

"If you’re one of the more than 250 million Americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance," Obama said. "This law will only make it more secure and more affordable." …

Our ruling

Obama has a reasonable point: His health care law does take pains to allow Americans to keep their health plan if they want to remain on it. But Obama suggests that keeping the insurance you like is guaranteed…

We rate Obama’s claim Half True.

Bear this fact check the next time you see another news media fact check. In reality, fact checking has just become another way for the news media to distort the facts and push their agenda. In fact, the news media use fact checks to tell their biggest whoppers.

Still, to be fair, maybe Obama doesn’t know what his speech writers put in his speeches.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “1.5M Insurance Cancellations Under Obama-Care”

  1. bousquem25 says:

    Even here in Massachusetts people are getting cancellation notices. If you bought your insurance through the previous state exchange, you have to rebuy your plan for the start of the new year. If you have medicaid or medicare the state is rolling people over into the new plans. Everyone else gets to pick new plans or the same plan at even higher costs. I had to re-enroll and the premiums are up $40 over what I’m pay per month and I expect those rates to start jumping before the start of the new year anyways.

  2. captstubby says:

    whats all the fuss?

    we all sat down and worked it out before it was passed.

    ” … And the antidote to that is making sure that the American people understand what is at stake.”

    To achieve health care reform, “I’m going to have all the negotiations around a big table. We’ll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators. Insurance companies, drug companies — they’ll get a seat at the table, they just won’t be able to buy every chair. But what we will do is, we’ll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies. And so, that approach, I think is what is going to allow people to stay involved in this process.”

    Sources: Town hall meeting on Aug. 21, 2008, in Chester, Va.

    “That’s what I will do in bringing all parties together, not negotiating behind closed doors, but bringing all parties together, and broadcasting those negotiations on C-SPAN so that the American people can see what the choices are, because part of what we have to do is enlist the American people in this process,” Obama said at a debate in Los Angeles on Jan. 31, 2008.

    For people with insurance, the only impact of the health care law “is that their insurance is stronger, better and more secure than it was before. Full stop. That’s it. They don’t have to worry about anything else.”

    • Noyzmakr says:

      And he said all that with a straight face. Not even a wink. With an all knowing smile on his face. Definitely the ‘Man of perdition’.

      We all knew he was lying, but the ‘useful idiots’ blindly followed.

      Ephesians 4:18
      Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

    • GetBackJack says:

      That was a nighty generous scriptural reference Nozy. I’d have gone with Sic Temper Tyrannis!

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