The Contradiction-in-Chief

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog

ObamaCarePresident Obama is now back tracking saying you can keep your health plan, Save Jerseyans. Well that’s nice, but just how do you do that after you received your cancellation notice?

Echoing his friend Frank “Monkey Court” Pallone‘s talking points, Obama also says most people won’t want to, anyway, and that anyone who’s had an individual policy canceled to look at what’s available at HealthCare.gov before they look to reinstate their old policy.

This guy is a walking book of contradictions!

Roughly 85% of Americans have insurance. Out of a population of approximately 317 million, about 11 million people have policies on the individual market.

Out of that 11 million, at least 4.2 million Americans have been sent cancellation notices by their insurers. People who were kicked off of a plan they liked and could afford are now facing higher premiums and deductibles.

Insurance companies and commissioners across the country now face the daunting task of deciding how they are going to handle already-cancelled health-care policies under the President’s new administrative ‘fix’ for the Affordable Care Act.

By reinstating cancelled policies, these insurance companies will need to issue coverage that doesn’t meet Affordable Care Act standards.

And it’s not so easy for an insurance company to reinstate a policy; insurance companies need to plan premiums and budget for expenses far in advance of issuing a policy.

Changing the rules after health plans have already met the requirements of the new law could destabilize the market and result in even higher premiums for consumers. Our central plannes overlook the fact that premiums have already been set for next year based on an assumption that consumers will be transitioning to the new marketplace.

Each state has  regulations of its own with which a plan needs to comply before it can be offered, including New Jersey. Many of those canceled plans no longer meet state regulations; even ones that do comply would need to be approved by the responsible state agency and with less than two months to go in the calendar year, it won’t happen.

It’s almost the New Year and a quick fix for this mess won’t be that swift. The insurance companies better have all hands on deck to prepare for this administration’s 2014 mid-term, because if this so-called temporary fix doesn’t work, God knows what our walking, talking, Contradiction-in-Chief will try next to save his congressional allies’ skins.

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Joe Sinagra
Joe Sinagra
Joe is a U.S. Air Force veteran, small businessman and former candidate for the New Jersey legislature and New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District. He continues to actively work for GOP causes and candidates in the Central New Jersey region.

2 Comments on "The Contradiction-in-Chief"

  1. Deborah Ben Palombi | November 16, 2013 at 7:37 am |

    Good gosh the mental health industry is going to do well…this whole debacle is enough to make one manic!

  2. The answer to solving ObamaCare is basketball. Huh? You Say. Follow this: speculation as to why Sebelius has not been fired is amongst other things (loyalty to Barry, mid-west ties) she and his mugnificense share a LOVE of basketball. Barry has never played for a organized team (at least not in any of his many twisted biographies)…..certainly not in the madressa which formed his opinions and his deep muslim convictions…not in Jr. high–nary a picture of him in high school with a basketball except for pictures showing him smoking himself senseless (his admission), not a picture with a basketball in college or law school, he's not pictured on any AAU team or CYO (that would have been interesting)…Yet, yet, YET… America has been told by Barry and the absurdly believing press that he is an extremely talented player….remember the one time he stepped on the court in front of his press corp (or is it corpse, I forget) he missed…..MISSED…..mised 18 of 20 free-throws from the foul line…..and yet he shares this deep, public affection for the sport at which he is so good (he said it, not me) DESPITE not one shred of data, not a picture, not a reasonable narrative, not one hardwood accomplishment…..nevertheless the poorly informed continue this charade of Jordaness…..so as to with everything…..everything…..EVERYTHING with this guy…instead of laughing this 'stunad' out of public life he gets pass after pass after on everything……So maybe if we meet him on the court, maybe if we do better than his royal'arse on our NCAA March Madness bracket, maybe if we love bball as much as him and beat him at P-I-G…maybe then and only then we can keep what was once ours….

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