President Must Address Unkept Promises About ACA
Reports: Administration Knew that ACA Would Cause Cancellation of Current Coverage for Millions
(Washington, DC) – Even as key Administration officials responsible for overseeing the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (also called the ACA or Obamacare) provide testimony in Congress, a range of news outlets continue reporting that due to ACA mandates, millions of Americans will soon find out that they may not keep the health insurance they currently have – whether they like that coverage or not. New reports indicate that the Administration knew as far back as three years ago, that there was a high possibility that many Americans would lose their coverage. Yet, President Obama repeatedly reassured people that anyone who liked their current insurance plan could keep it under the ACA.
According to NBC News, "50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a cancellation letter or the equivalent over the next year." Up to 900,000 may lose their policies in California alone.
The President is scheduled to give an address tomorrow in Boston regarding implementation of the law.
Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative released the following statement:
"The American people deserve an explanation. The President promised repeatedly that those who liked their health plans, in his own words, 'could keep them.' Instead, we now know that the ACA makes it impossible for millions of Americans to keep their current plans.
Many who have lost their coverage due to the flawed law will be forced to turn to a website that does not work. Once that site is finally functional, they will discover that rates are higher than they had hoped, or deductibles are through the roof, or that they will not be able to keep their doctor.
The simple fact is that the ACA is not working as Americans were promised. The President is losing credibility with the people, and must come clean with realistic steps improve health care in this country."