It’s now at hand as the big “you like your plan, you can keep your plan” lie kicks into high gear. The insurance industry’s back is to the wall and faces the likely prospect of a death spiral, which would swallow the O’Care beast in its entirety. With the implosion and collapse would end the sorry Obama/Pelosi-led new liberalism march. Here Charles Krauthammer explains exactly why Liberals are panicking.
“Even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got.”
–Former President Bill Clinton, November 12
So the former president asserts that the current president continues to dishonor his “you like your plan, you can keep your plan” pledge. And calls for the Affordable Care Act to be changed, despite furious White House resistance to the very idea.
Coming from the dean of the Democratic Party, this one line marked the breaching of the dam. It legitimized the brewing rebellion of panicked Democrats against Obamacare. Within hours, that rebellion went loudly public. By Thursday, President Obama had been forced into a rearguard holding action, asking insurers to grant a one-year extension of current plans.