Another day, another mishap for the Obama administration in regards to Obamacare. The chorus against the President is growing louder by the minute, with many prominent members of his own party criticizing him for his decision to knowingly mislead the American public in regards to being able to keep their current health insurance policies. We now know that the line “if you like your plan, you can keep it” was false, and turned out to be false for almost 5 million Americans so far who have received cancellation letters from their health insurance providers.
Now, former President Bill Clinton has called for changes to be made to the law allowing individuals to keep their current health insurance plans. Clinton said:
“I personally believe even if it takes a change in the law the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got”
Furthermore, the criticism isn’t just coming from Clinton, but Hill Democrats have now taken to criticizing the implementation of Obamacare in an attempt to distance themselves from the deeply unpopular law ahead of the 2014 midterm elections. It is no surprise that vulnerable Democratic Senators such as Alaska’s Mark Begich and North Carolina’s Kay Hagan are running scared from Obamacare. House Democratic Rep. Kurt Schrader had even harsher words for the President saying that he “grossly misled the American public” and accusing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney of “double talk” in connection with the President’s promise about keeping existing insurance plans.
However, despite the fact that these Democrats see the writing on the wall as far as the healthcare law goes, voters will not soon forget who is responsible for aiding to enact this disastrous legislation. In the meantime, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton has introduced the “Keep Your Health Plan Act,” legislation that would allow insurance companies to continue to offer those plans that were cancelled due to new regulations under Obamacare.