Obama outlaws private healthcare insurance. New healthcare bill forces everyone into government healthcare.
Investor’s Business Daily found the devil in the details. Full story here. IBD actually took the time to read the 1,018 page healthcare bill but they didn’t have to go past page 16 to find out the private health insurance would go onto the extinction list as soon as the bill is passed by Congress and signed by Obama.
Congress: It didn’t take long to run into an “uh-oh” moment when reading the House’s “health care for all Americans” bill. Right there on Page 16 is a provision making individual private medical insurance illegal.
When we first saw the paragraph Tuesday, just after the 1,018-page document was released, we thought we surely must be misreading it. So we sought help from the House Ways and Means Committee.
It turns out we were right: The provision would indeed outlaw individual private coverage. Under the Orwellian header of “Protecting The Choice To Keep Current Coverage,” the “Limitation On New Enrollment” section of the bill clearly states:
“Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day” of the year the legislation becomes law.
So we can all keep our coverage, just as promised — with, of course, exceptions: Those who currently have private individual coverage won’t be able to change it. Nor will those who leave a company to work for themselves be free to buy individual plans from private carriers.
And what if you refuse to sign up for government run healthcare? You’ll get taxed. HotAir covers the details here.
As expected, the House bill would mandate that individuals and families have or buy health insurance.
But what if they don’t buy it?
Then Section 401 kicks in. Any individual (or family) that does not have health insurance would have to pay a new tax, roughly equal to the smaller of 2.5% of your income or the cost of a health insurance plan. …
I assume the bill authors would respond, “But why wouldn’t you want insurance? After all, we’re subsidizing it for everyone up to 400% of the poverty line.”
That is true. But if you’re a single person with
Didn’t Barack Obama promise that he would never force anyone onto his healthcare plane? Let’s take at look at one of his campaign documents. Link here.
Q. Will I still have choice in health plans?
A. Yes. Obama’s plan actually will increase the choices available to you. If you like the insurance you have now, nothing will change under the Obama plan, except that you will pay less. If you do not have insurance you can choose to enroll in the new public plan, which will offer benefits similar to what every federal employee and member of Congress gets. Or you can choose private plan options through the national health exchange. But none of the plans will be allowed to drop you just because you get sick.
And didn’t the Health Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, say that Obama didn’t want to end private health insurance? IFAwebnews.com reports:
Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the president doesn’t want health care reform to kill off the private health insurance system, but rather buoy it with more competition.
“The president does not want to dismantle privately-owned plans,” Sebelius said on CNN’s “State of the Union with John King.” “He doesn’t want the 180 million people who have employer coverage to lose that coverage. He wants to strengthen the marketplace.”
There are lies, damned lies and then there is the Obama White House Kremlin filled with “progressive” czars.