President Obama today claimed that his health care plan would allow people to keep their current health care plans. He's said this before and admitted that it may not be true. Due to the way the plan is structured, it is misleading to say folks can keep their plans. American Spectator reporter Philip Klein breaks it down here:
All of the new requirements proposed by Obama would increase premiums, and by definition, alter the composition of those insurance plans. The White House would argue that it is changing the policies for the better. But the entire point of having “grandfathered plans” was to protect a class of policies from changes imposed by the new legislation. Put another way, the provision to allow people to keep their “grandfathered plans” is rendered meaningless when the federal government is dictating what is in them.