March 28, 2013

SEBELIUS DOESN’T UNDERSTAND WHAT “INSURANCE” IS (AND DOESN’T REALLY CARE):  When asked about the impending 30%+ rise in health insurance premiums expected under Obamacare, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius nonchalantly responded:

“Some of these folks,” Sebelius said, referring to those hit by ObamaCare’s price spikes, “have very high catastrophic plans that don’t pay for anything unless you get hit by a bus. They’re really mortgage protection plans, not health insurance.”

As John Merline at IBD observes:

Sebelius has it exactly wrong. It’s precisely those catastrophic plans that are real insurance, which in case anyone has forgotten is supposed to protect against unforeseen costly events, not pay $20 doctor visits.

What Obama and company are trying to force down everyone’s throats isn’t insurance, it’s massively expensive prepaid health care.

Too bad for those who’d rather buy real insurance and spend their money on something else.

So let’s get this straight:  The woman in charge of implementing Obamacare:

(a) doesn’t really understand what “insurance” means and is designed to do; and
(b)  thinks a 30%+ premium hike is good because people will get more “stuff”

Ugh — another instance of progressive/liberal distortion of language and belief that “more is always better.”  Beam me up, Scotty.

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