Sen. Mark Udall (D, Colorado) tried to strong-arm CO Division of Insurance into ‘revising’ #obamacare cancellation numbers.

This is… awkward… for Senator Udall.

Executive summary: Back in the beginning of November the Colorado DoI reported that 249,199 Coloradans had received notices indicating that their insurance policies had been canceled. This apparently caused Udall’s office to flat-out freak; they started going after DoI officials to, ah, ‘revise’ those numbers. The DoI was understandably reluctant (read: “refused”) to do so, given that 249,199 Coloradans had in fact received those notices, and never mind that Mark Udall had been lying to everybody for years that if they liked their plans, they could keep their plans.  So… hijinks, as they say, ensued.  Or at least a paper trail.

Email from DoI Director of External Affairs Jo Donlin, 11/14/2013:

Sen. Udall says our numbers were wrong. They are not wrong. Cancellation notices affected 249,199 people. They want to trash our numbers. I’m holding strong while we get more details. Many have already done early renewals. Regardless, they received cancellation notices.




Pressure, Billy Joel


…Wow. This is, like, prophecy or something.

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