CBS News analyzed the available data and found that the number of Americans losing their health insurance polices is more than triple the number that have enrolled through the Obamacare exchanges.
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.
There have been estimates about hundreds of thousands of people losing coverage, CBS News’ Jan Crawford reported on “CBS This Morning.” CBS News has reached out to insurance companies across the country to determine some of the real numbers — and this is just the tip of the iceberg, Crawford said. The people who are opening the letters are shocked to learn they can’t keep their insurance policies despite President Obama’s assurances to the contrary.
The White House is on the defensive trying to explain it, after Mr. Obama repeatedly said, “If you like your doctor or health care plan, you can keep it.”
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, “What the president said and what everybody said all along is that there are going to be changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act to create minimum standards of coverage.”
It’s an unexpected reality of Obamacare being told through anecdotes in local papers and on social media. But the hard numbers reveal the evidence is far more than anecdotal. CBS News has confirmed with insurance companies across the country that more than two million people are getting notices they no longer can keep their existing plans. In California, there are 279,000; in Michigan, 140,000; Florida, 300,000; and in New Jersey, 800,000. And those numbers are certain to go even higher. Some companies who tell CBS News they’ve sent letters won’t say how many. (Read More)
This is just the beginning, expect the situation to get worse.
There’s more news about this disastrous law. The toll-free number President Obama urged everyone to call while they try to fix the website glitches doesn’t save consumers from dealing with the failed website. Speaking of that site, it looks like the Canadian vendor responsible for it was chosen because of connections with Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett. That’s not surprising seeing that the two of them seem to be running things in the White House.
Then there is that other IRS scandal involving billions wasted on improper earned income tax credit payments. Expect that to get worse thanks to Obamacare.