Hundreds of thousands of Americans who purchase their own health insurance have received cancellation notices since August because the plans do not meet ObamaCare’s requirements.
Insurance carrier Florida Blue sent out 300,000 cancellation notices, or 80 percent of the entire state’s individual coverage policies, Kaiser Health News reports. California’s Kaiser Permanente canceled 160,000 plans, which is half of its insurance plans in the state, while Blue Shield of California sent 119,000 notices in mid-September alone.
Two major insurance carriers in Pennsylvania, Insurance Highmark in Pittsburgh and Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia plan to cancel 20 percent and 45 percent of their total plans, respectively.
Nearly 800,000 New Jersey residents’ health-care plans will not longer exist in 2014.
On the other side of the scale there were scant numbers of ObamaCare exchange enrollees in the following states.
South Dakota reported that only 23 people enrolled in the exchanges.
North Dakota enrolled only 20 residents.
Alaska had only enrolled 7.
Many other states were poor performers as well but these were the worst.
During his campaign to pitch the law to voters back in 2009, President Barack Obama vowed that ObamaCare would lower costs for Americans with health insurance while providing coverage to the uninsured.
“No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people:
"If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period,” Obama said to an audience at the annual conference of the American Medical Association.
“If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”
“Again, [the Affordable Care Act] is for people who aren’t happy with their current plan. If you like what you’re getting, keep it. Nobody is forcing you to shift,” he later added.
With all of Mr. Obama’s pants on fire lies his closet must be getting rather empty.