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These Aren’t the Policies You’re Looking For

November 8th, 2013 - 6:12 am

In case you missed it, here’s the text of Professor Ditherton Wiggleroom’s “sorry if you’re offended” non-apology:

Well– first of all, I meant what I said. And we worked hard to try to make sure that we implemented it properly. But obviously, we didn’t do enough– a good enough job– and I regret that. We’re talking about 5% of the population– who are in what’s called the individual market. They’re out there buying health insurance on their own.

A lot of these plans are subpar plans. And we put in a clause in the law that said if you had one of those plans, even if it was subpar– when the law was passed, you could keep it. But there’s enough churn in the market that folks since then have bought subpar plans. And now that may be all they can afford. So even though it only affects a small amount of the population, you know, it means a lot to them, obviously, when they get– this letter cancelled.

Although as Ace already noted, Wiggleroom “is the author of the regulations which cancelled all these policies. He can also rewrite them.” The regulation was written by HHS to specifically exclude as many existing policies as possible under the law — to ungrandfather them, so to speak. It’s in his power to change that, and make millions of American’s policies whole again.

If, you know, he were actually sorry for what he’s done.

TOTD

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I generally try to be more civil in my responses, but this statement is utter BS. Individual market? Please.

My grandmother and my uncle, both retired from the same university, had their medicare supplemental plans canceled because they no longer met the minimum requirements of the ACA. They aren't part of the individual market, they are retirees losing a retirement benefit because the cost of an acceptable plan was too high.

This is the price of his health care zealotry. Real data, real information cannot deter him from his belief that Obamacare means healthcare for everyone, he can't conceive that people are being hurt by his law, and millions are paying for it.
44 weeks ago
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"A lot of these plans are super plans"

There, Mr. President, I fixed the spelling for you.
44 weeks ago
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one problem is that it isn't enough to simply say, "ok, my bad. you can keep the policies you had." the insurance companies, hospitals, clinics et al would now need to undo a lot of work. it is really hard to unscramble an egg. plus, you know that this SCFoaMF (btw, love that term. learned it here) will not do anything straight forward.

he's not sorry. he's pathetic.
44 weeks ago
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"we’re going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this."

I consider this to be the most appropriate part of the non-apology for followup. It was the one part that's testable, since he promised action. I wish Chuck Todd had asked for specifics. It should be the next line in the video loops and Youtubes that reveal a growing mountain of lies.
44 weeks ago
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like he's getting to the Bottom of Benghazi, the IRS/Tea Party scandal, Fast and Furious, and the NSA?

Next thing you know, he'll be telling me that he's going to keep Iran from getting a nuke, cutting fraud and waste in government, and that he's going to have the most transparent administration, EVAH!
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