Let’s be clear about the fact that nobody has proposed anything close to a government takeover of health care.
—President Barack Obama, August 20, 2009
That’s the whole point of the law. You must buy government-approved health insurance, and the bureaucrats will tell you what it must cover.
But President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are now denying this.
Yesterday, they both came out publicly to tell America that it’s not Obamacare that’s causing you to receive a cancellation notice—it’s your insurance company.
Obama called insurance plans that are getting canceled “substandard” and said people could actually keep those plans if insurers still offered them (which they can’t under the President’s health care law). He said those plans are getting canceled only if “insurers decided to downgrade or cancel these substandard plans” (which they must under the law).
From HERITAGE FOUNDATION: Obama and Sebelius: Obamacare Didn’t Cancel Your Plans