Nov
01
2013

2010: Chuck Grassley accurately predicts mass insurance cancellations under #obamacare.

As I said on Twitter: CNN. CN Freaking N.

Senate Democrats voted unanimously three years ago to support the Obamacare rule that is largely responsible for some of the health insurance cancellation letters that are going out.

In September 2010, Senate Republicans brought a resolution to the floor to block implementation of the grandfather rule, warning that it would result in canceled policies and violate President Barack Obama’s promise that people could keep their insurance if they liked it.

“The District of Columbia is an island surrounded by reality. Only in the District of Columbia could you get away with telling the people if you like what you have you can keep it, and then pass regulations six months later that do just the opposite and figure that people are going to ignore it. But common sense is eventually going to prevail in this town and common sense is going to have to prevail on this piece of legislation as well,” Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley said at the time.

“The administration’s own regulations prove this is not the case. Under the grandfathering regulation, according to the White House’s own economic impact analysis, as many as 69 percent of businesses will lose their grandfathered status by 2013 and be forced to buy government-approved plans,” the Iowa Republican said.

(Bolding mine) There’s more. There’s so much, much more – but I can’t excerpt the whole thing.  So read it: and start bugging your Senators to do something about it.  Even if you have Democratic Senators.  Especially if you have Democratic Senators; they pretty much deserve to have an exquisitely bad day, or series of days, over this.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: Note, by the way, that we told the Democrats that this would happen.  We told them.  It’s a matter of public record.

6 Comments

  • jbird says:

    How did this one get through the official censors?

    • Robert Mitchell Jr. says:

      It’s not official censors, it’s self censorship, and a bunch of reporters would like their reputations and souls back, now that “History has been made!”…….

    • Darin_H says:

      I think they are going for the “throw absolutely everything bad out there now and when the website is finished, declare victory and go home.”

      • jbird says:

        also now is the time to get critical reporting out of the way. Once we get to summer, it’ll be close to the election. Reporters will tow the line again.

  • Finrod says:

    Democrats deserve to have a bad election over this. It’s up to us to see that this happens.

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