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I expected lies from Biden Thursday night. The guy’s whole career is a fiction. But the line about no one losing their private health insurance was, to me, the whopper of the night. My lovely bride and I lost our private health insurance under Obamacare. So did millions of others.
If you recall, Obamacare regulations required that all insurance policies provide at least a fixed set of coverages. Those included maternity care and pediatric vision and dental care. Surprisingly, as people over 55 with grown children who had their own insurance, our plan did not offer maternity or pediatric coverage. But for the things we needed it offered excellent coverage. No matter, our plan was cancelled.
- NBC News reported that between 50 percent and 75 percent of the 14 million who buy individual health insurance would likely receive a cancellation notice over 2014 because their plans did not meet the requirements of the ACA.
- CBS News reported that more than two million Americans were told they could not renew their insurance policies for 2014.
- According to NBC News, the Obama administration knew in July 2010 that more than 40 percent to 67 percent of people in the individual market would likely not be able to keep their existing policies.
- Health policy consultant Robert Laszewski estimated 80 percent of individual insurance buyers would have to find new policies.
In fact, in November 2013, Obama issued an apology to those who lost their health insurance to Obamacare regulations.
The insurance we bought to replace our old plan cost more and covered less of what we actually needed but, by God, if the miracle birth ever happened we’d have maternity care.Published in