If you like your Obamacare plan, you may or may not be able to keep that either, that is according to new regulations proposed by HHS as revealed in the Obama administration’s latest Friday night document dump.
The new regulations proposed by HHS scheduled to go into effect in time for the 2016 re-enrollment period are as follows:
…Under current rules, consumers who do not take action during the open enrollment window are re-enrolled in the same plan they were in the previous year, even if that plan experienced significant premium increases. We are considering alternative options for re-enrollment, under which consumers who take no action might be defaulted into a lower cost plan rather than their current plan. We are considering allowing states to pursue these sorts of re-enrollment alternatives for coverage in 2016. The [federal exchange] is exploring such an approach for coverage in 2017….
Another next step in the Obamacare power and money grab, i.e., fear mongering to justify HHS dismissing the voice of Americans while shoving unwanted healthcare plans down the throats of Americans (sound familiar), filching our pockets down to the last speck of lint and delivering very little.
Translation: For the reason that the Communist elites know better. Just ask Jonathan Gruber who boasted often enough:
“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”
Given how difficult it was to enroll people in Obamacare last year, particularly after the wave of technical problems, HHS wants to make sure it doesn’t have to redo all the hard work it takes to renew individual policies every year. So that explains the desire to automatically renew everybody who already has a plan — unless they want to change their policies….
So now HHS is proposing to fix this with another rule that would bump people off their Obamacare plans into plans that, while cheaper, may not meet their needs in terms of deductibles, choice of doctors, or a litany of other factors that drive health insurance choices — unless they navigate the Obamacare exchange each year to pick a new plan….
Clearly, thinking that he’d distract Americans with his unconstitutional executive amnesty, Barack Obama is not done flipping Americans off and deceiving us. As usual, he thought this document dump would go over our heads and as usual.
Backfire: Americans can walk, talk, chew gum and expose government tyranny at the same time.
2015 Prediction: By next summer, it will be official, “If you like your Obamacare plan, you can’t keep it.”
ONE MORE THING: Since we’re on the subject of on the government’s infinite fraud and deception of the Affordable Care Act, just in case you missed it, Obamacare toothache! Enrollment numbers were juiced up (see video below or click on link, here).