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Saturday
Nov022013

ALG - 102 million insured with employer coverage could lose existing plans, Labor Dept. estimated in 2010

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Nov. 1, 2013, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement bringing attention to 2010 Labor Department estimates that as many as 69 percent of those with employer coverage would be forced onto new plans:

"In 2010, when the Labor Department issued its interim final rule on employer-based health insurance, it was estimated that as many as 69 percent of the 149 million employer-covered market — some 102 million people — would not be grandfathered in under Obamacare. They are being forced to switch plans right now, because of the burdensome regulations imposed by the health care law, yet again putting the lie to Obama's pledge that if we liked our plans, we could keep them.

"The Obama administration knew this was always a lie, and kept saying it anyway.

"This is not news. In August of 2010, Americans for Limited Government commented to the Department of Labor on its regulation that forced employers to switch plans, and alerted the national news media to what was happening. While some elected officials in D.C. chose to keep their heads in the sand, this knowledge of the certain destruction of employer health plans is one of the many reasons why Americans for Limited Government fought to defund or delay the implementation of this disastrous law.

"We welcome those politicians who have suddenly discovered this three-year-old regulation to the grim reality of the full impact of Obamacare, and urge them to stop its implementation by any legislative means necessary."

Attachments:

Labor Department estimate on grandfathering employer insurance plans under Obamacare, June 17, 2010 at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-06-17/pdf/2010-14488.pdf#page=17

Comments of Americans for Limited Government on RIN 1210-AB42 Interim Final Rules for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage Related to Status as a Grandfathered Health Plan Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Aug. 16, 2010 at http://www.getliberty.org/files/ALG%20Comment%20on%20the%20Grandfathering%20Interim%20Final%20Rule%2008%2016%2010.pdf

"Labor Department health care regulation will force employees to switch health care providers," Aug. 16, 2010 at http://getliberty.org/labor-department-health-care-regulation-will-force-employees-to-switch-health-care-providers-2/

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Thursday
Oct312013

NRSC - Jeanne Shaheen Broke Her Promise 

How Can Anyone Trust Jeanne Shaheen?

Democrats Admit They Knew People Would Not Be Able To Keep Their Plan Under ObamaCare

Not long ago, Democrat Jeanne Shaheen promised Granite Staters that ObamaCare, "will let people keep their doctor and their insurance plan if they like it".

That's just not true. News outlets note that "more than two million Americans have been told they cannot renew their current insurance policies -- more than triple the number of people said to be buying insurance under the new Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare."

Now, top Democratic Leaders in Washington admit that they actually knew middle class Americans would lose their coverage because of ObamaCare:

"House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer conceded to reporters today that Democrats knew people would not be able to keep their current health care plans under Obamacare and expressed qualified contrition for President Obama’s repeated vows to the contrary. We knew that there would be some policies that would not qualify and therefore people would be required to get more extensive coverage."  

Jeanne Shaheen knew that Granite Staters would lose their healthcare, yet she continued to make false promises about ObamaCare to voters in New Hampshire.  Now families, workers, and women are just starting to realize  that they are unable to keep their doctors and their health care plans – despite President Obama and Jeanne Shaheen's repeated promises otherwise

"Jeanne Shaheen knew that many Granite Staters would lose their health care plans under ObamaCare, yet she continued to deceive them and promise otherwise. Now her broken promises are coming back to haunt her,"  said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "Folks in New Hampshire who have seen their health care costs skyrocket or have lost their health care plans know that Jeanne Shaheen simply can't be trusted to keep her word."

Wednesday
Oct302013

NRSC - They Broke Their Promise: ObamaCare Sticker Shock 

Broken Health Care Promises 
Hurt Granite Staters

Can Jeanne Shaheen Be Trusted Any Longer About Health Care?

Over the last three weeks Americans across the country have seen what an unmitigated disaster Healthcare.gov has been.  Many families, workers, and women are realizing that they are unable to keep their doctors and their health care plans – despite repeated promises otherwise. As a result, hundreds of thousands of Americans are now facing significantly higher premiums. That number is expected to rise considerably into the millions.

Just last night, NBC News reported that the "Obama Administration knew millions could not keep their health insurance" and that the administration "has known that for at least three years."  Yet, it wasn't until yesterday that the White House admitted for the first time that "it's true" some Americans will not be able to keep their health care plan under ObamaCare.

According to Kaiser Health News reporters Anna Gorman and Julie Appleby: "[T]he cancellation notices, which began arriving in August, have shocked many consumers in light of President Barack Obama’s promise that people could keep their plans if they liked them."

Now the White House is back with another promise, this time that the website will be fixed in the next 33 days. That means that Democrats like Jeanne Shaheen - who've repeatedly made false promises about ObamaCare - are now tied to the Administration's self-imposed deadline. Should these broken promises and failures not be addressed, Democrats like Shaheen will likely be forced to delay ObamaCare -  something they insisted would never happen just three weeks ago.  Why? They broke their promises.

Shaheen was less than honest when she claimed, “[ObamaCare would provide] more cost effective health care to all Americans.”  To the contrary, Granite Staters are suffering from sticker shock because of price increases.  A new analysis from the American Action Forum (AAF) finds that in New Hampshire premiums for healthy women will skyrocket, increasing by 169 percent or about $127 per month.

ObamaCare is Jeanne Shaheen's legacy. What does that mean? As a senior Democratic consultant with strong ties to the White House and Capitol Hill lamented to the National Journal:

"'Dem Party is F****d.' That was the subject line of an email sent to me Sunday by a senior Democratic consultant with strong ties to the White House and Capitol Hill. The body of the email contained a link to this Los Angeles Times story about Obamacare 'sticker shock'".

"Jeanne Shaheen wasn't honest about ObamaCare, and now her broken promises are coming back to haunt her,"  said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "Over the next 33 days, middle class sticker shock, families being dropped from their health plans, and bureaucratic dysfunction will continue to expose Jeanne Shaheen's broken promises about ObamaCare. Jeanne Shaheen will backpedal to save her political career, but Granite Staters know she can no longer be trusted to keep her word."

Wednesday
Oct302013

ALG's Daily Grind - Obama's political non-truths hurting millions 

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Oct. 29, 2013

Obama's political non-truths hurting millions

As many as 118 million Americans could lose their existing private insurance coverage either through employers or owned individually due directly to Obamacare.

Cartoon: Read their lips

Obama lied. Period.

Sarvis:  A third party cautionary tale

Is Virginia gubernatorial candidate Robert Sarvis really a libertarian? Before giving your good name to a candidate, it is wise to conduct enough vetting to ensure that the person who will carry your banner agrees with your fundamental principles.

Smith: The gathering storm  

"Doing more of what failed spectacularly will not save the day a second time, as the scale required to create yet more phantom collateral and more asset bubbles will collapse the system."

Wednesday
Oct302013

House Republican Conference - VIDEO RELEASE: A Promise He Could Not Keep 

President Obama repeatedly promised Americans that, “if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it.” Now, millions of Americans are discovering that is a promise the President could not keep. The House Republican Conference is out with a new video given first to conservative outlets, embargoed until 8:00 a.m. EST,  highlighting Americans all across the country who have been kicked off their insurance due to Obamacare. Please take a minute to watch and share with your readers.

 

Watch the Full Video Here