President Barack Obama and supporters have said for years that after Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. Turns out that wasn't quite the whole truth.
NBC News reports that millions of Americans are getting, or are about to get, cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare. According to four unnamed sources cited by NBC News, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.
"Fifty to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a 'cancellation' letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don't meet the standards mandated by the new health care law. One expert predicts that number could reach as high as 80 percent."
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was pressed on the matter Monday. Fox reporter Ed Henry mentioned the case of Dianne Barrette, a 56-year-old woman who tearfully told CBS News how under Obamacare her health care costs will increase at least ten times.
To her case, Carney said he could not address the policy on an "individual case-by-case" basis asserting that millions of Americans will now have insurance they previously did not have.
Via NBC News, and Politix.