In a shocking claim, Senator Landrieu claimed yesterday to the Weekly Standard that she and her fellow Democrats never, ever promised that if you like your current health insurance plan, you will be able to keep it under Obamacare.
According to Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Democrats had only promised that Americans could keep their insurance if it was “good insurance.”
“We said when we passed that, ‘If you had insurance that was good insurance that you wanted to keep it, you could keep it,'” Landrieu said.
Senator Landrieu is lying. Senator Landrieu, President Obama, and nearly every other Democrat in Washington promised the American people that the passage of Obamacare would not force them to lose their private insurance.
LANDRIEU: “While Those Individuals Who Like The Coverage They Already Have Will Be Able To Keep Their Current Plan. This Is A Very Accurate Description Of This Bill Before Us.” (Senate Floor, 12/22/09)
Click Here To See An Entire Compilation Of President Obama Promising: “If You Like Your Health Insurance Plan, You Can Keep It.”
It is laughable for Senator Landrieu to now claim she never promised Louisianians that if they like their current health plan, they can keep it under Obamacare. President Obama and Senator Landrieu promised us over and over again that Obamacare would not force individuals off of their current insurance plans if they like them.
Across the United States, millions of Americans are losing the health insurance coverage they chose and liked for their families because of Obamacare. This is a travesty, and Senator Landrieu needs to be be held accountable for her deciding vote for Obamacare in 2014. Louisianians deserve a Senator who is not going to blindly repeat President Obama’s false promises in order to sell a government takeover of healthcare.
Will the Louisiana press corps cover Senator Landrieu’s flip-flop?
OBAMACARE WILL KICK MILLIONS OF AMERICANS OFF THEIR PLANS
According To “Sources Deeply Involved In The Affordable Care Act,” 75 To 80 Percent Of Americans Who Buy Their Insurance Individually Can Expect To Receive A Cancellation Letter. “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.’” (Lisa Myers and Hannah Rappleye, “Obama Admin. Knew Millions Could Not Keep Their Health Insurance,” NBC News, 10/28/13)
Americans Are Finding Out That Obama’s “Keep Your Plan” Promise Is Just Not True. “President Barack Obama promised over and over during the health care debate that ‘if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.’ It turns out that, for a lot of people, that isn’t true.” (David Nather, “4 Hard Truths Of Health Care Reform,” Politico, 3/16/12)
“Millions Of Americans Are Getting Or Are About To Get Cancellation Letters For Their Health Insurance Under ObamaCare…” “But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under ObamaCare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.” (Lisa Myers and Hannah Rappleye, “Obama Admin. Knew Millions Could Not Keep Their Health Insurance,” NBC News, 10/28/13)
Florida Blue Is Cancelling 300,000 Policies Or “About 80 Percent Of Its Individual Policies.” “Florida Blue, for example, is terminating about 300,000 policies, about 80 percent of its individual policies in the state.” (Anna Gorman and Julie Appleby, “Thousands Of Consumers Get Insurance Cancellation Notices Due To Health Law Changes,” Kaiser Health News, 10/23/13)