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Obamacare ´Strike Team´ Member: People
Losing Their Plans Is a ´Good Thing´

Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/6/2013 2:40:59 PM

Rep. Matt Cartwright, a member of President Obama´s Obamacare "strike team," says it´s a "good thing" that people are losing their old health care plans: "Because a lot of those people, they did have policies that didn´t meet the minimum standards. That´s just not a theoretical discussion. There´s a reason you have minimum standards. There are people out there who have insurance that´s really an illusion of coverage. They have immense deductibles, they have annual and lifetime caps. There´s so many people out there with what I call phony insurance policies and the fact that they´re going to lose those

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The American people aren´t feeling that way! All those odious Democrats sure have their talking points in order that their policies were inferior. Who thought of that? Jarrett? Then he has the audacity to say their deductibles were too high?? Amazing. Just amazing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 12/6/2013 2:43:21 PM     (No. 9643302)

A free citizen shouldn´t have to meet any "minimum standards" of an oppresive government. If I wanna pay a million dollar deductible, its my right to do so.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: plex, 12/6/2013 2:45:00 PM     (No. 9643305)

If these people had wanted "better" plans for more money, they could have made that choice.

This line of reasoning can be applied to cars. A Smartcar is substandard because it doesn´t have space for 4 suitcases, therefore it would be a good thing if these owners were forced to buy a Mercedes because it is now the standard.

Well, my standard for politicians says that you a substandard and must be replaced. That goes for the President as well.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: cleanhouseindc, 12/6/2013 2:46:02 PM     (No. 9643306)

Sounds like a great campaign ad.... this clown saying that, interspersed with comments of some of the folks who lost their plans, doctors, or loved ones because of Ocare.

Too bad the Repubs will just let it go.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: GoDeacs79, 12/6/2013 2:49:05 PM     (No. 9643312)

Insurance commissioners in each of the 50 states approved these "phony insurance policies." I wonder what their reaction to this useful idiot is.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Kerryman, 12/6/2013 3:00:26 PM     (No. 9643325)

Then why would Congress exempt themselves? What does this talking head know about the nuance of insurance coverage versus individual need?

Semper Fi

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pineledger, 12/6/2013 3:05:32 PM     (No. 9643336)

Naturally. It places people at the mercy of Obamacare.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: msjena, 12/6/2013 3:09:08 PM     (No. 9643340)

"Minimum standards" include maternity benefits for men and pediatric dental benefits for people with no young children. And, of course, birth control pills for everyone. Why not let people choose what they want? If someone wants a high deductible because they are young and healthy, why is that a problem? Health care reform was, I thought, supposed to help the uninsured, not make the insured uninsured.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MattMusson, 12/6/2013 3:13:00 PM     (No. 9643344)

Doctors and Hospitals NOT GETTING PAID is not a ´Good Thing´!


The Health Care part of the Economy is getting ready to be flushed down the toilet.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 12/6/2013 3:14:02 PM     (No. 9643350)

This guy is a hack and knows absolutely nothing about the health insurance business or any other business. What do you want to bet that he has never had a real job in his life.

My agency has sold individual and group health policies for almost fifty years. By now those policies have paid out millions in benefits. We had a few wealthy clients who carried deductibles up to $10,000 but they had the means to do so. Our clients certainly didn´t think they were ´junk´ policies.

This guy is a fool and a liar and has just slandered every agent, insurance company and human resources manager in the country.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: wsdiego, 12/6/2013 3:40:57 PM     (No. 9643381)

If the people that had those plan felt the plan met their needs, who are these pretentious idiots to say otherwise?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/6/2013 4:04:58 PM     (No. 9643398)

Next...the housing crisis and the subsequent economic recession were good! It is a good thing you lost your house, your job and all your possession!!! (that is, it is a good thing for the tyrant politicians and others who are profiting from it all). Ugh. And yes, I did lose my home and my vehicle and am in debt beyond belief... Thanks Zero!

Luckily, in spite of Zerocare, my company does look out for their employees and so we get to keep our Medical and Dental plans and my company is covering the costs. No thanks to Zero...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: uno, 12/6/2013 4:44:08 PM     (No. 9643451)

The policies were fine until the Obamboozler´s flying monkeys rigged it to make them illegal!
Please name other industry where someone can outlaw the competition´s product and grab up the market as a result???

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Reply 13 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 12/6/2013 4:48:53 PM     (No. 9643461)

Just another Rat "Liar."


Just another iteration of bait and switch.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 12/6/2013 6:05:43 PM     (No. 9643543)

OOPS the wrong talking point---
It is your plan strike Team that forces high premium high deductibles and unnecessary and inferior benefits on most the population.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/6/2013 9:30:44 PM     (No. 9643725)

There is place for a person like this, a cell in Gitmo!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/7/2013 11:20:48 AM     (No. 9644327)

Oh, yer on a strike team alright, Mattie. Expect to get stricken from your job when even the Lofos that voted for you come with their pitchforks and torches .

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