During the call, a blogger from Maine said he kept running into an Investors Business Daily article that claimed Section 102 of the House health legislation would outlaw private insurance.Not familiar with the provision that he’s talking about? Are you familiar with any provision in the 1,018 page bill Mr. Obama? Forget all the speechifying Mr. Obama just answer one small insignificant question, have you even read the Health Care bill?
He asked: "Is this true? Will people be able to keep their insurance and will insurers be able to write new policies even though H.R. 3200 is passed?" President Obama replied: "You know, I have to say that I am not familiar with the provision you are talking about."—Heritage Foundation
Following is the recording of the liberal blogger from Maine question about Obama Health Care. Listen as Obama admits that he doesn’t know what’s in the bill he’s attempted to rush through Congress. (1:13mins audio)
This question is important Mr. Obama because you keep promising that if we don't like your overhaul of the health care system, no worries we just keep the coverage that we have but there is just one small problem on page 16 in the bill it says that ain’t so!
According to Investor’s Business Daily; On Page 16 is a provision making individual private medical insurance illegal. 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: (see full bill)Then there was that needy health care news thingy that Obama did earlier this week. Did you watch it? (yawn!) Well according to FactCheck.org Obama lied all the way through the conference to sell his health care reform to Democrats!
"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.
From the beginning, opponents of the public option plan have warned that if the government gets into the business of offering subsidized health insurance coverage, the private insurance market will wither. Drawn by a public option that will be 30% to 40% cheaper than their current premiums because taxpayers will be funding it, employers will gladly scrap their private plans and go with Washington's coverage.
The nonpartisan Lewin Group estimated in April that 120 million or more Americans could lose their group coverage at work and end up in such a program. That would leave private carriers with 50 million or fewer customers. This could cause the market to, as Lewin Vice President John Sheils put it, "fizzle out altogether."
What wasn't known until now is that the bill itself will kill the market for private individual coverage by not letting any new policies be written after the public option becomes law. (see source)
That’s right Republicans don’t have the numbers to stop this train wreck (voters made certain of that last November) so the only reason that Health Care reform is held up and won't meet Obama's deadline is because Obama doesn’t have enough Democrat votes to pass it. Believe me this thing is soooo bad that even Democrats are balking at the chance to blow another trillion dollars of tax payers money just for the giggles.
Oh and the other reason that Democrats are holding this bill up is since no Congressman, Senator or the President has read it they’ve heard that some of you did read it and you have discovered pages like page 16 and other matters of embarrassment for Democrats so they’re running for cover.
The lesson learned from Obama’s health care and his hope and change? No matter how much one hopes the more things change the more they remain the same!
And please Congressmen and Senators, since you aren't going to pass Health Care reform before your summer break like Mr. Obama requested. Why don’t you guys and girls do a little light reading before you return from vacation and I'm not suggesting Nancy Drew novels either!