Is it about health or politics, or both?
Do you remember the statement: “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” a line Obama used to sell the bill and kept using this year to promote his healthcare law.
According to UCLA Center for Health Policy Research approximately 14 million Americans, roughly 4.9% of the American population buy private health insurance. Many citizens who have already received a letter from their insurance company saying “their private plan no longer will exist”recently started to question the legitimacy of what their trusted President has stated to be true.
Obama’s statement could still be true, but the reason why people are concerned may be because of the uncertainty of the cost for their new health insurance. Maybe if the website Healthcare.gov worked, people wouldn’t be so uncertain about the costs. The chief for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said in a testimony “I want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should.”
The Obama administration recommended people to sign up through a call center, the funny thing is that Wall Street Journal reporters tried using the call center but they were directed to the website, then they went to the website and they were directed to the call center.
If you are confused about this, that’s okay, a lot of people are. As a matter of fact, hundreds of millions of citizens are confused. All we can do is hope that the “change” is good. Also, hope that the price of your own personal insurance doesn’t sky rocket, like a Manhattan Institute analysis and Forbes author found that on average, “the cheapest plan offered in a given state, under ObamaCare, will be 99% more expensive for men, and 62% more expensive for women, than the cheapest plan offered under the old system. The disparities are even wider for healthy people.”
Maybe Obama lied to the American people about his healthcare tax. Maybe he is just like the former president George Bush, who lied to the American people about Weapons of Mass Destruction or former president Bill Clinton lying to the American people about hooking up with Monica Lewinsky?
If that’s the case, then Obama’s statement should have been “If you like your current health plan, it’s time for a change”.