So it’s those insurance companies’ fault for not insuring against the impossible.
On the same day Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius was getting grilled by House Republicans about the debacle that bears his name, President Obama was in Boston on Wednesday finding someone else to blame for Americans losing their health insurance policies in droves and being forced to replace them with more expensive versions they didn’t want.
Those “bad apples” in the insurance business are real the problem, Obama said, according to the Washington Post.
“Remember, before the Affordable Care Act, these bad apple insurers had free rein every single year to limit the care that you received or used minor pre-existing conditions to jack up your premiums or bill you into bankruptcy,” he said.
Remember, before Obamacare, when adult Americans were free to enter into business contracts – or not – with whatever business best suited their needs for the price they were willing to pay? Remember, before Obamacare when this thing called capitalism and free enterprise were still the way Americans conducted their business in the United States?
Not anymore. Now Americans are getting dropped from their “bad apple” insurance plans because the president’s “if you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan” turned out to be conditioned on whether the government liked your health-care plan, too.
And for a lot of people, it turned out the government didn’t like their health care plans nearly enough because they didn’t do things like insure men or older women against pregnancy. To Obama, the impossibility of male pregnancy must be the insurance companies’ fault, too. (Lesser humans might assume God had a hand in that.)
Even some of Obama’s biggest media boosters are saying the president lied while selling this disaster to a his gullible voters. So there seem to be a few “bad apples” in the news business these days, too.
Wonder where they’ll be in three years.