The Latest WTAS About Obamacare

“President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.” (Obama admin. knew millions could not keep their insurance, Lisa Myers and Hannah Rapplepye, NBC News, 10/28/13)

“CBS News has learned more than two million Americans have been told they cannot renew their current insurance policies — more than triple the number of people said to be buying insurance under the new Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.” (Obamacare: More than 2 million people getting booted from existing health insurance plans, CBS News, 10/29/13)

“Covered California executive director Peter Lee told the Chronicle editorial board that he expects 800,000 to 900,000 people to lose their non-grandfathered private insurance policies on Dec. 31, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.” (CoveredCA chief: Up to 900,000 will lose health plans on 12/31, Debra Saunders, San Francisco Chronicle, 10/29/13)

“Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more costly policies.”(Thousands of consumers get insurance cancellation notices due to health law changes, Anna Gorman and Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News, 10/21/13)

“Conservatives at the state and national level are pointing to Florida Blue cancelling the policies of 300,000 Floridians due to President Barack Obama’s health care law as proof that it’s failing, while supporters of the federal program plan to hit the Sunshine State this weekend to encourage people to enroll in it.” (Conservatives bash Obamacare as Florida Blue cancels insurance for 300,000, Kevin Derby, Sunshine State News, 10/24/13)

“This lay somewhere between an oversimplification and a falsehood, as millions of Americans are facing exactly that prospect right now as the individual-insurance market complies with the law’s new regulations.” (‘If you like your plan, you can keep it.’ Well, not exactly., Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine, 10/29/13)

“The rollout of Obamacare is leading to the cancellation of hundreds of thousands of health insurance plans nationwide, contradicting President Barack Obama’s repeated pledge that people who like their coverage can keep it.” (Health policies cancelled in latest hurdle for Obamacare, Alex Nussbaum, Bloomberg, 10/29/13)

“There is a coming issue on the horizon. People who are starting to get notices letting them know that their insurance plans that they have now are being cancelled or are being modified and in many cases that their rates are going to be going up.” (CNN Live, Jim Acosta, 10/28/13)

“Thousands of Californians are discovering what Obamacare will cost them — and many don’t like what they see. (Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out, Chad Terhune, LA Times, 10/26/13)