Obama (2009): “If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”
A new report by the Post indicates otherwise, claiming that over 100,000 New Yorkers have seen their individual insurance policies cancelled, with hundreds of thousands more being dropped by businesses.
Insurers are canceling the medical policies of about 100,000 New Yorkers enrolled in individual health plans because of ObamaCare, state health officials said.
But the figure is actually much higher because it doesn’t take into account hundreds of thousands covered under small business group policies that are being scrapped or rewritten to conform to the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
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In New Jersey, the policies of 800,000 residents are affected by the insurance overhaul, officials in the Garden State said.
“Approximately 100,000 individuals will be required to change insurance because current plans are not compliant with ACA [Affordable Care Act],” said New York state Health Department spokesman Bill Schwarz.
New Yorkers upset about losing their insurance plans need to find a new place to vent, as state officials are putting the blame squarely on the shoulders of the federal government, stating that they have “no control over these [federal] regulations.”