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Newspeak Is Doubleplusgood

Oh fer cryin' out loud:

Insurance companies aren't sending out cancellation letters, they're helping people "transition" into Obamacare, according to a top Democrat.

"If [the companies] changed [the insurance plans] then they have to notify the people who have to have the opportunity to have another policy," said House Ways and Means Committee ranking member Sander Levin, D-Mich.

In fact, according to Levin, the "so-called cancellation notices" merely "help people transition to a new policy."

Levin went on to add, "What we've been doing is informing folks that their plan doesn't meet the test of the essential health benefits, therefore they have a choice of many options that we make available through the exchange."

Meet whose test? Washington's.

Who deems what is essential? Washington.

What options are there? The four plans Washington allows.

Who makes them available? Washington.

How much do they cost? Washington can't really say.

This is coercion, plain and simple. So the real question is, "Are you in compliance, comrade?"

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. -George Washington

It's sad that his name adorns our imperial capital.