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Bryan Preston


November 18, 2013 - 7:13 am

The Obama administrationcampaign delayed the employer mandate purely for politics. They did that to ensure that Obama had a chance of winning in 2012. That’s the inescapable conclusion to be drawn from this at NRO.

“It is projected that more group health plans will transition to the requirements under the regulations as time goes on,” DOJ lawyers wrote in response to court challenge to the law’s requirement that insurance plans provide coverage of contraception. “Defendants have estimated that a majority of group health plans will have lost their grandfather status by the end 2013.”

The DOJ cites the June 17, 2010, edition of the Federal Register, which acknowledges that within the first year of Obamacare’s employer mandate, the insurance plans offered by many employers will be canceled because their policies will not be grandfathered under the administration’s regulations. ”The Departments’ mid-range estimate is that 66 percent of small-employer plans and 45 percent of large-employer plans will relinquish their grandfather status by the end of 2013,” the Register says. “The low-end estimates are for 49 percent and 34 percent of small and large-employer plans, respectively, to have relinquished grandfather status, and the high-end estimates are 80 percent and 64 percent, respectively.”

“If you like your healthcare, you can keep your healthcare” was always a lie. The Obama administrationcampaign made that promise repeatedly but knew it wasn’t going to be fulfilled the entire time. If a majority of Americans, both on the individual and in the employer-based healthcare markets, were losing our insurance prior to the 2012 election, Obama would have been defeated in a landslide.

So they lawlessly delayed the mandate. Obamacare was such a great plan that Barack Obama had to essentially exempt himself from it to get re-elected.


Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Another strong reason supporting the removal of both McConnell and Boehner (among others of course) and replacing them with strong conservatives who will keep their promises to protect the American people from this unending assault on our liberty and freedom. But, for now, there needs to be another FULL REPEAL BILL brought up for a vote in the house ASAP.....Force the neo-commies to either jump on board, or go on the record as supporting this abomination, even after learning about its devastating effects. It is time to stop playing patty-cakes and twiddly-winks with "my good friend from...." and start playing HARDBALL against "the progressive communist from...."

Remember BENGHAZI!
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Keeping in mind that Democrats always lie because that is all they know how to do, we by this point should be good at predicting their lies. The lies we have heard up to now - you can keep you insurance if you like it - has already been told and Obama & Co survived it.

Yes his administration had to spin some rationalizations - but only because they survived their lies.

But from what this article says, their lies up to now have been practice. When everyone in one fell swoop - maybe even during the same week - loses their plans, that will be the lie that brakes the camel's back - from which there is no recovery, no return.

Here is how this administration survives. It is utterly clear as of right now that Obamacare will be repealed - dismantled, sacked, destroyed, whatever name one calls it.

The Congress is going to put an end to it. No doubt the hard way, but an end to it they will make. It should spell the end of this administration and of Democrats.

But it won't. That's how they survive.
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