Mary Landrieu’s Tacit Acknowledgement of Obamacare’s False Promises, Failure
Vulnerable red state Democrats – even those who are diehard fans of Obamacare – see that Obamacare is failing. But they refuse to relent.
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), one of the many liberal lawmakers who parroted President Obama’s false promise that if you like your plan you can keep it, is standing by the failed law. In a floor speech on October 12, she said, “I am standing in this election as a supporter of the Affordable Care Act.”
The bill recognizes that Americans are losing their individual health plans because they don’t conform to the new regulations under the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
Her legislation would seek to redefine the “grandfather clause” found in Obamacare to prevent American citizens from receiving cancellation notices of their health insurance policies. That is the “single focus” of her bill.
Would her legislation prevent people’s premiums from skyrocketing? Would her legislation protect conscience and religious liberty in America? Would her legislation get the federal government out of the health care business? Would her legislation mean that the federal government no longer gets to declare what an acceptable health care plan is and what is not? Would her legislation do anything to protect individuals’ private information, which, as of now, is unsecure on HealthCare.gov?
I have said repeatedly that the Affordable Care Act isn’t perfect, and I am willing to work with anyone who wants to improve it and implement it correctly. Middle class families and businesses need and deserve access to quality, affordable health insurance (emphasis added), and I hope that leaders from around the country and from both parties will join me in this effort.
Obamacare can’t be fixed, with this legislation or with any other reforms. It is fundamentally flawed, and everyone will be affected.
Heritage research indicates premiums will rise in almost every state because of Obamacare:
Many individuals will experience sticker shock when shopping on the exchanges. It is clear that many policies and cross-subsidization within Obamacare will lead to upward shifts in premiums. These policies include the health insurance tax, essential health benefit and actuarial value regulations, less allowed age variability in premiums, community rating, and guaranteed issue.