Axelrod: Only a ‘Small Group’ of Americans Losing Their Plan They Thought They Could Keep

Posted by on Nov 03, 2013 at 4:45 pm

The Obama douchebags were all over television desperately trying to resuscitate Obama’s credibility today. First there was Dan Pfeiffer letting folks know they could keep their insurance if it hasn’t already been canceled, news sure to warm the hearts of concerned consumers. Now along comes that hack Davil Axelrod to let people know it’s all for their own good, and besides it’s only a small group of people.

Meet the Press host David Gregory went after former Obama advisor David Axelrod Sunday morning, asking why he didn’t stop President Barack Obama from making the “if you like your health care you can keep it” pledge, as he was a crucial White House figure at the time.

“You were in the White House,” Gregory said. “You were advising the president on the kinds of things he should say. Why did not you, or somebody else, say, ‘Mr. President, don’t say no matter what you’re going to keep your health care.’ That’s why you’re there!”

“Hindsight is 20/20,” Axelrod replied. “The vast majority of Americans, that statement will hold true for. For this small group of Americans, it hasn’t. the calamitous thing here is that the website wasn’t up. Because many of those people who have to transition are going to get better insurance for less money, but they just can’t tell that now.”

Now they’re clinging to the myth ObamaCare won’t cost them more. They just don’t know it yet. Shameless.

“I don’t think there’s any shame in saying, ‘We grandfathered a lot of policies, we didn’t anticipate this one glitch,’” Axelrod said.

One glitch? Really, Dave?

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2 Responses to “Axelrod: Only a ‘Small Group’ of Americans Losing Their Plan They Thought They Could Keep”

  1. Neo on 4/04/13 at 9:49 am

    If 3+ million is a “small group”, then who will miss a group of 200 Democrats from the House or 54 Democrats from the Senate

  2. Tuerqas on 4/04/13 at 4:39 pm

    3+ million is a small group, if almost 50 million people were uninsured before. The problem is likely going to be that more than 50 million will either not be able to keep their insurance OR have to pay twice the increase or more the same insurance than if Obamashare was a myth rather than reality.

    What lacks any semblance of sense is the idea that forcing only ACA plans to accept pre-exisitng condition patients (UHC can exit the personal healthcare in CA with no repercussion, why wouldn’t they?) is not an insurance money maker. The guaranteed payouts for pre-existings is the 600 lb gorilla on the insurance companies backs. Who covers them? Ideally the risk is shared, but that won’t happen. In the end, it will be professionally subsidized agencies that can take in more gov’t money than they have to pay out to make their money while everyone gets increases from the companies not paying for the previously uncovered Americans in the first place. So we pay premiums and taxes to do what will likely be a half-assed coverage for everyone save the wealthy.

    I am not pro-single payer, but you have two roads: A moderately regulated private insurance system, or a Gov’t run healthcare system. Both would leave at least an anecdotal trail of have-nots, bungled care and dead. This abortion of a system allowing insurance to profit while forcing all working Americans to share the burden for all leaves two trails. Beyond stupid, for all except the insurance companies and the campaigns they donate to.