ObamaCare = NOT Covered-in-California

“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.


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Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980. Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.

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  • Lawrence Westlake

    California is a demographic-political microcosm amped up to 11. Check out the voting margins in California from back in Nov. ’12 to reelect Obama among blacks, Hispanics, union members and young people. On all fronts they even were more in blind lock step than their respective national totals. And not surprisingly California economically, fiscally and socioeconomically is a microcosm of the nation’s decline. Small enclaves of extreme wealth surrounded by vast hordes of rank poverty, unemployment, crime and despair. A sea of red ink, too. That all said, regarding Obamacare, the real issue is not the cancellations of now non-compliant policies. Conservatives already are falling for the distraction. The real issues are that people in droves are being switched from full time to part time and thus stripped of all health coverages and other fringe benefits, or they’re having their spousal coverages terminated, and then in the ensuing individual marketplaces for replacements the policies only are “affordable” to the extent of the taxpayer-funded subsidies. Those are the items that are pushing us further along towards Idiocracy.

    • Jwb10001

      All stuff Glenn Beck has been saying, but then he smokes crack you know.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

      Seriously, would it kill you to use line breaks?

      • jim_m

        And if so can we force him to use them?

        • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

          Lol…

    • 914

      Feel like I’m reading a crossword puzzle?? Arrrrgh!!

  • Retired military

    But that cant be. The WON says that if you like your insurance you can keep it. PERIOD.

    The California insurance commissioner must be racist. Like Chico.

    Hey Chico just a few questions for you I am sure you don’t mind, after all you once said

    “As I said before, try answering what people say, and not try to put words in others’ mouths, debate goes better”

    1. Do you consider Oprah racist since she called for the deaths of millions of non black people because SHE FEELS that they don’t like her because she is black.?

    2. Why is it that Oprah,the Lamestream media, Reid, Pelosi, and other major dems have called people racist simply because they oppose Obama’s
    policies. Yet when they oppose those same policies when espoused by Bill, Hillary. Reid, Pelos, Gore, Kerry, etc etc they weren’t considered racist then?

    3. Why are people called racist terrorist anarchist when Al Franken who did the same thing wasn’t called Racist? Do you feel that it is because he is a democrat and the people doing the call just playing the race card because that is all they have?

    4. Why are people called racist anarchist terrorist when they called for the delay of all or part of Obamacare and Obama who is unconstitutionally doing this not called a racist anarchist terrorist? Do you feel that it is because he is a democrat and the people doing the calling are just playing the race card because that is all they have?

    Remember now Chico none of your standard answers allowed.

    You know like

    a. The oligaphy
    b. Obama is bad but XXXX was worse
    c. The JOOOS
    d. THe military socialist guy
    e. Oh look, a shiny.

    After all that would go against your statement

    “As I said before, try answering what people say, and not try to put words in others’ mouths, debate goes better”

    • jim_m

      It’s OK. Even though 1 million people will be receiving letters cancelling their insurance, they won’t be able to read them because 60% of the words will be misspelled.

      • Retired military

        “Your insurance has been cancelled” will be spelled
        “If you like your insurance you can keep it. Period”

    • Jwb10001

      He still hasn’t retracted his “me and my ilk spitting on vets” slur either. But I notice he’s been sorta scarce lately maybe he’s off saving the world again, but I suspect he’s tired of being called out as racist jack ass.

      • jim_m

        More like off doing more sex tourism.

      • Commander_Chico

        OK, I’m sorry. It was a moment of intemperance.

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          Google Translate says:

          OK, I’m sorry you noticed, but not sorry for having accused you of spitting on veterans. It was a momentary contribution to my pattern of intemperance and racism.

          Damn, they’re good.

        • Retired military

          Still no answer to me. What a surprise and even after I quoted you Chico.

        • Jwb10001

          Apology accepted.

  • Constitution First

    Stockholm Syndrome: you know they’re OK with it because somehow they deserve it. In a way they did, they voted for it.

    That really is a special kind of stupid, one that shouldn’t be allowed near a voting booth.

  • Constitution First

    Stockholm Syndrome: you know they’re OK with it because somehow they deserve it. In a way they did, they voted for it.

    That really is a special kind of stupid, one that shouldn’t be allowed near a voting booth.