“If you like your plan you can keep it. Period.”
Unless the President thinks you need something else. Like the one million Californians whose plans got cancelled because of ObamaCare.
“But,” you might say, “President Obama said that we could keep our plans, the insurance companies could just extend them through next year.”
Bzzzzzzzzzzzt. Wrong. Since the President is not King (yet) that change would have to be approved by the California insurance commissioner and even then, it’s up to the individual insurance company to extend the plan. And the insurance commissioner?
Spurning President Obama’s call to let insurers extend canceled health policies, California won’t allow 1 million policyholders to keep their health plan for another year.
The board of the Covered California health exchange voted unanimously to break with the president and keep its requirement that insurers terminate most individual policies Dec. 31 because the policies don’t meet all the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
Bottom line? Obama lied, your policy died. But then, for those of you in California, that’s exactly what you voted for 13 months ago isn’t it.
Elections have consequences.