I am an Obama supporter, but I am hard-pressed right now to justify my stance based on his apology for Americans losing their current health insurance plans due to Obamacare (Affordable Care Act), despite his promise that no one would have to give up a plan they liked. Well, so much for blaming the insurance companies for this latest debacle.
President Obama told NBC News, “I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me.” He said, “We’ve got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this.”
Obama’s comments come 10 days after NBC News’ Lisa Myers reported that the administration has known since the summer of 2010 that millions of Americans could lose their insurance under the law. Obama has made repeated assurances that “if you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health plan” with Obamacare.
Ok, so how do you tell someone who just lost their coverage and have a medical emergency that you are sorry they lost their coverage? It doesn’t work that way. Now, if it’s true that the administration knew some people would have lost coverage, why was President Obama saying the opposite? I don’t understand how he could run such a flawless campaign and have so many missteps as president? I don’t want to be too harsh, but I am becoming tired of the “I didn’t know” excuses.