Saturday, June 12, 2010

Letting the mask slip Pt. VIII

One in a series designed to highlight the true intentions of those supporting ObamaCare after the legislation has passed.

It seems that Team O itself is proving irresistible to the truth serum that came with the passage of ObamaCare:

Over and over in the health care debate, President Barack Obama said people who like their current coverage would be able to keep it.

But an early draft of an administration regulation estimates that many employers will be forced to make changes to their health plans under the new law. In just three years, a majority of workers—51 percent—will be in plans subject to new federal requirements, according to the draft.

The Obama administration said the draft regulation is an early version undergoing revision. Nonetheless, the leaked document was getting widespread interest Friday in lobbying firms that represent employers and insurance companies and on Capitol Hill.

"What we are getting here is a clear indication that most plans will have to change," said James Gelfand, health policy director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "From an employer's point of view that's a bad thing. These changes, whether or not they're good for consumers, are most certainly accompanied by a cost."

Gelfand's point is well-taken. Government intervention never, never lowers the cost of anything.

While that damn hole down there in the Gulf may be a welcome diversion from the comprehensive money-grabbing, liberty-stealing awfulness of ObamaCare, we here at BwD will be keeping our eye on the ball and will continue to stress the importance of destryong this legislation by whatever means possible.

Tomorrow, we'll be back with some fairly stunning quotes from the director of the Congressional Budget Office with regard to ObamaCare. Well, stunning only if you haven't been paying any attention.

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