Sunday, November 03, 2013
Despite President Obama's lies about being able to keep your insurance policy and your doctor if you like them, now that that the cancellations are pouring in, here are the top ten excuses Democrats are giving.
1. “Transitioning”Americans aren’t receiving “so-called cancellation notices”; they’re getting help “transitioning” off their previous plans2. “Bad-apple Insurers”3. “Conversion Letters”During her weekly press conference, Nancy Pelosi attempted to correct reports of cancellation letters by referring to them “conversion letters.”4. “Five Percent”President Obama, Pelosi, and other Democrats have tried to downplay the scale of the cancellation problem by suggesting “fewer than 5 percent” of Americans will be affected.5. “Substandard”On Tuesday, White House press secretary Jay Carney explained that “substandard plans” would be terminated6. “A Fraction of a Fraction”Later in the week, on Thursday, Carney said Americans losing their current healthcare plans were a “fraction of a fraction” of the population during Thursday’s daily briefing.7. “Scam”Representative Frank Pallone (D., N.J.) called pre-Obamacare insurance plans “a scam”8. “That’s Not Health Insurance”James Carville argued that the plans that were canceled actually weren’t “health insurance,”9. “Empty”Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that previous plans were “empty,”10. Only “Good Insurance”Democratic senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, whose tough reelection effort next year is sure to focus on Obamacare, claimed that her party’s vow was much more qualified than it sounded to most observers. “We said when we passed that, ‘If you had insurance that was good insurance that you wanted to keep it, you could keep it,’