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Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is one of the few Democrats still perpetuating proven ObamaCare lies, continuing to do so on “Meet The Press” Sunday.
Nancy Pelosi told Michael Gregory that Americans are not seeing their health plans canceled because of ObamaCare, which she refusing to call by anything but the Affordable Care Act, but instead have been canceled due to insurers.
Except, the grandfathered argument has proven false, with even President Obama forced to concede last week that it simply wasn’t true, yet still offering a half-hearted apology to the American people via NBC’s Chuck Todd.
When asked by Michael Gregory if “Democrats are losing confidence in the president’s ability to make ObamaCare work,” she quickly replied, “no,” then proceeded to condescendingly suggest that the American people are being irrational about losing their policies.
“What I love about health care professionals is that they are calm, and we must remain calm when we talk about the health of our country,” Pelosi belittled. In other words, unlike you stupid irrational people, we smart, clam elites will handle it, so put your animal back in its cage.
Nancy Pelosi went on to say, “the rollout of the website, that’s terrible. But the fact is that will be fixed, and that is the instrument of enrollment as you know.” As far as the five million Americans who have received notice of canceled health plans, “the law does not demand that all these cancellations go out,” Pelosi again lied, “the law says that if you had your plan before the enactment of the law, you can keep it, and that’s what the president said.”
But again, Nancy Pelosi is either a bold-face liar, or too stupid to know the law or the fact that all of America knows she is lying. Neither or those claims are accurate and, in fact, no one is even disputing if that is accurate anymore. There is widespread agreement that the president did not add a quantifier onto his promise, which makes it a broken promise.
Second, as to the former statement, it is the law that is the cause of the cancellations, not the insurers. Insurers are merely complying with the Essential Health Benefit Standards that were written into regulation in 2010, which systematically eliminated grandfathered plans, altogether. Again, this is not even debatable anymore, as ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN, all have reported that to be the case. This is no longer some Fox News, right-wing conspiracy.
Eventually, Michael Gregory decided to turn back the clock and throw up a video of the former speaker herself making the very same lie that the president made. Yet she continued to argue that there is nothing wrong with what either of them have said being untrue, because there is nothing in the law that causes these cancellations.
This woman is living in an alternate reality. Whether it is one where ignorance reigns or dishonesty reigns, is irrelevant.
ObamaCare, which is a more appropriate name considering that the law makes health insurance anything but affordable, despite what Nancy Pelosi refuses to call it, was designed to disallow those who liked their plan to keep their plan. As revealed in our PPD study, ObamaCare is designed to throw those people into the high risk pool in order to keep premiums at just unaffordable prices, as opposed to extremely unaffordable.
The so-called “fix” that the president proposed under political pressure from Democrats and his own approval ratings, was viewed by insurance experts and state officials as a one way ticket to the death spiral. People’s Pundit Daily previously reported that many of the state commissioners and insurers have already decided that they will opt out of the president’s “fix,” because it will cause further chaos in an already chaotic sector.
The longer Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats, though they are few and far between these days, continue to perpetuate the ObamaCare lies, then the more likely it is that the Republican Party will be in control of the Senate the day after Election Day, 2014.