…or just rank cynicism by a Progressive Know Better government?
President Obama on Wednesday defended his signature health care law in a speech from Boston, saying that people who are losing their insurance plans because of the law should start shopping around for better coverage.
Never mind that these people already had good enough coverage, by definition: it’s the coverage these folks had bought voluntarily. But President Barack Obama has a solution for all those folks being dumped, willy-nilly, into the market for insurance: shop in his newly opened ObamaMart store.
The cancellation notices apply to people whose plans changed after the law was implemented or don’t meet new coverage requirements. The president said those changes ensure that all Americans are able to get quality coverage.
Never mind that those changes to perfectly fine policies were required in order to meet Obamacare-mandated standards. Or that those compliance-required changes violated the Obamacare terms for grandfathering so the original policies couldn’t be grandfathered. But it’s OK; folks who lost their policies can go shop in that newly opened—only by happenstance opened just now, mind you—new store: Obama’s ObamaMart.
And the explicit pitch:
So if you’re getting one of these letters, just shop around in the new marketplace. That’s what it’s for.
The new marketplace: ObamaMart.
And this: “Only 5% of Americans are in the private insurance market, are getting cancellation notices.” Only 14 million Americans. Those 5% are only a small amount of people, according to Juan Williams on last Wednesday’s Special Report with Bret Baier. But, hey, they can shop around again, so they don’t matter in the larger picture proffered by a Progressive Know Better Government. They’re unfortunate, but unavoidable, collateral damage in getting the government’s store up and running. For the greater good.
And for the good of ObamaMart.