Carve-Out: Union Plans Grandfathered
There are times when liberals just make you sick with their hypocrisy.
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Now, it is true the unions are whining about Obamacare. So I must admit I’m a little confused. Betsy McCaughey in her piece says that the union health care plans are grandfathered and they’re gonna be able to keep their doctors and they’re gonna be able to keep their plan, for example, because they were grandfathered. Here, again, is the law. This is from her piece in The Daily Caller today. “Sec. 1251(a)(1) of the Affordable Care Act says that no one can be required to give up a plan in effect on March 23, 2010…”
This applied to everybody. Remember, we mentioned this to you the other day, that the only reason you can’t keep your plan is because Obama is playing dictator. Obama was out lying through his teeth, knowing full well he was lying. He doesn’t care, folks. Everybody wants to talk about, “Does he know? Does he know?” He doesn’t care! This is all minutia. It’s whatever it takes to get where you’re going.
It doesn’t matter how you get there, doesn’t matter whether you like it. Remember, these people, in their minds, are pursuing a higher moral cause. Anything’s permitted — lying, cheating, stealing, whatever — because they’re trying to defeat us, and that is a moral imperative to them. So there’s no such thing as lying. It’s just whatever it takes is permissible. So again, according to the law, “Sec. 1251(a)(1) of the Affordable Care Act says that no one can be required to give up a plan in effect on March 23, 2010, when the law was passed.
“Those plans are ‘grandfathered.’ But following that guarantee is…” This is not the law. This is Betsy McCaughey writing. “But following that guarantee is a list of costly requirements that made it difficult for insurers to keep offering your plan. It gets worse,” she says. “Union plans were ‘grandfathered’ with none of those fine-print tricks and exceptions” that Obama then imposed on the insurance companies. So Obamacare itself, you can look at this as a violated contract, if you want.
I mean, it’s a statutory law, but in the law it says if you like your policy the day this thing’s signed into law, it can’t be taken away from you. You’re grandfathered. But Obamacare mandates on the insurance companies made it impossible for them to continue to provide your plan as you like it, and this is why Valerie Jarrett and those people are out there saying, “We didn’t change your plan. The insurance companies did it.” It’s just more disingenuousness, more lying.