It appears state insurance regulators are also telling Obama to go to hell with his lawless announcement that the parts of Obamacare causing him political troubles are temporarily suspended.


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It appears state insurance regulators are also telling Obama to go to hell with his lawless announcement that the parts of Obamacare causing him political troubles are temporarily suspended.

Commissioner Mike Kreidler said Thursday he won’t allow insurance companies to extend their old policies that didn’t meet the requirements of federal health care reform. An estimated 290,000 Washington residents have received notices that their old insurance policies will be canceled. “Trying to do what the president has proposed would be very disruptive to the insurance market in the state of Washington so no, we will not be allowing insurance companies to extend these policies,” he said. “You’d have to go back and re-rate all of the policies, and the premises for what they originally proposed rates would all change.”

That is Washington. Arkansas has also issued a similar ruling.

I repeat: The Republicans should introduce today a bill to repeal Obamacare in full.

Update: “Insurers are furious about the White House’s new Obamacare plan.”

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  • Edward

    From the first article:
    “‘I have empathy for these people, I certainly feel for them, but at the same time, people really have a chance right now to shop and compare various health plans and make some decisions that best fits themselves and their families in ways that could never do before,’ Kreidler said.”

    Those ways that we never could do before are not better ways but worse.

    “‘They have so much broader coverage that really protects themselves and their families in ways that their current policies do not. They’re still going to be winners,’ he said.”

    That is like requiring that we live in steel houses instead of the less expensive brick houses. Now that we are poorer but just as well protected as before, how are we better off?

    And if we don’t live near the big bad wolf, in tornado or hurricane country, we would be even better off in an even less expensive but equally protective wood house. In earthquake country, the wood house is preferred over the brick house. One type of coverage does not fit all situations.

  • Pzatchok

    “You’d have to go back and re-rate all of the policies, and the premises for what they originally proposed rates would all change.”

    Funny how the insurance industry never said a thing about this law until they were told to go ahead and sell the old cheap policies.

    Makes you wonder who wrote this law in the first place. Could it be that the insurance industry was pushing for it? Pushing for it so they could sell pricier policies to those who didn’t want nor need them. And to sell policies to those who don’t even want them.

    The only people inconvenienced by repealing Obama Care will be those few who wanted the new policies and bought them and the insurance companies themselves.
    Everyone else will just be happy to go back to what they had before.

  • mpthompson

    So let me get this straight. The administration is now actively encouraging private businesses to break federal law? After all the shenanigans that have gone on so far, who would actually trust the administration not to suddenly change their mind again if it becomes politically convenient? I can see it now, a company before a judge saying “Please don’t fine me. Obama said I could break the law…”

    Another thing to consider. If the administration can now arbitrarily decide to not enforce laws on the books, can it likewise arbitrarily decide to enforce laws that aren’t on the books? I don’t see a hell of a lot of difference one way or the other.

  • Pzatchok

    Well they have decided to not enforce federal laws on dope in states that have ‘legalized’ it.

    And they have cut back severely on deportations of illegals just because they want their future votes and their relatives votes now.

  • Cotour

    I am listening to the Brian Lehrer show this morning and he has on his show a front person for Obamacare in NY and all of the people calling in are extremely NOT happy! They all seem to be loosing the plan that they like. Their audience is mainly liberal New Yorkers.

    The Brian Lehrer show is an NPR show which has a liberal bent to it. They continually, for the most part, attempt to apologize for and position the president in as good a light as possible.

  • Pzatchok

    The administration just declared that they will no longer be deporting relatives of legal service personnel.

    http://www.newsmax.com/US/obama-military-deportations-illegals/2013/11/16/id/537018

    Its nice to chance laws by fiat.

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