Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The President of the United States is a Damn Liar


"You will be able to keep your own [individual] heath insurance" is the rhetoric we hear from Dear Leader Chairman Maobama and his sycophants. The text of H.R. 3200 says otherwise, to wit:

SEC. 102. PROTECTING THE CHOICE TO KEEP CURRENT COVERAGE.



    (a) Grandfathered Health Insurance Coverage Defined- Subject to the succeeding provisions of this section, for purposes of establishing acceptable coverage under this division, the term `grandfathered health insurance coverage' means individual health insurance coverage that is offered and in force and effect before the first day of Y1 if the following conditions are met:

      (1) LIMITATION ON NEW ENROLLMENT-

        (A) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day of Y1.

        (B) DEPENDENT COVERAGE PERMITTED- Subparagraph (A) shall not affect the subsequent enrollment of a dependent of an individual who is covered as of such first day.

      (2) LIMITATION ON CHANGES IN TERMS OR CONDITIONS- Subject to paragraph (3) and except as required by law, the issuer does not change any of its terms or conditions, including benefits and cost-sharing, from those in effect as of the day before the first day of Y1.

      (3) RESTRICTIONS ON PREMIUM INCREASES- The issuer cannot vary the percentage increase in the premium for a risk group of enrollees in specific grandfathered health insurance coverage without changing the premium for all enrollees in the same risk group at the same rate, as specified by the Commissioner.



Section 102 (a) (2-3) make his claim impossible, as it would hamstring the private insurance provider. Any change, such as employer, dependents, age, deductible, even an annual increase in premium for any reason, would make the issuance of the private policy illegal.

This, like the rest of the Obamagenda, is designed to kill the free market and establish power for Dear Leader and his Statist enablers. THIS BILL IS NOT ABOUT HEALTHCARE. IT IS ALL ABOUT BARRY.

What? I thought he was a moderate centrist...oops

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