Yes, President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party knew that nearly 11 million people (this number might be low) would lose health insurance over their new Healthcare law (aka Obamacare or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).)
President Obama knew the coverage would be dropped because the regulations in Obamacare are his own as detailed below by this excerpt from an NBC News article and the NBC News (VIDEO) repeats at minutes 1:55 below:
“Buried in Obamacare regulations from July 2010 is an estimate that because of normal turnover in the individual insurance market, “40 to 67 percent” of customers will not be able to keep their policy. And because many policies will have been changed since the key date, “the percentage of individual market policies losing grandfather status in a given year exceeds the 40 to 67 percent range.””
“That means the administration knew that more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them.”
The article then gives two examples where Obama still promised coverage in 2009 and 2012 even though he knew it would be terminated:
“Yet President Obama, who had promised in 2009, “if you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health plan,” was still saying in 2012, “If [you] already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance.””
“Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC NEWS that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a “cancellation” letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don’t meet the standards mandated by the new health care law. One expert predicts that number could reach as high as 80 percent. And all say that many of those forced to buy pricier new policies will experience “sticker shock.””
Democratic Party, House minority leader, Steny Hoyer admitted they knew people would be dropped but, persisted in defending their false statements:
“We knew that there would be some policies that would not qualify and therefore people would be required to get more extensive coverage,” Hoyer said in response to a question from National Review.”
“I don’t think the message was wrong. I think the message was accurate…”
Next November 2014 we will discover if the Democratic Party can pull off their grand deception: gaining seats in Congress by hailing the Healthcare law. Will the people of the United States punish the Democratic Party for lying to them about the Healthcare law that costs the people too much, doesn’t work and cannot be fixed?
Will the people who are members of the Democratic Party recoil at the lies of their Democratic politicians and refuse to vote for them or leave their party?
The people may have a chance to show President Obama and the Democratic Party their shock toward such a bad government program next Tuesday November 5th. This chance is the rejection of Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe; A big supporter of the failed Healthcare law. The Republican candidate, Ken Cuccinelli filed the first lawsuit challenging the Healthcare law.
As one of the Democratic Party’s Healthcare law supporters, McAuliffe finally is proven to be a manipulator of the people. While Cuccinelli is proven to be the people’s defender.
Maybe the people of Virginia will show us the way by rejecting a deceptive false-leader like McAuliffe and rewarding a true leader like Cuccinelli.