About time: CNN places blame for canceled health plans at Senate Dems’ feet
Slowly but surely, CNN is catching on to what we’ve known for years: that maybe Obamacare isn’t such a good idea after all. Now, one of CNN’s investigative reporters has uncovered who’s responsible for making the ACA the law of the land:
Well, took him long enough.
Not exactly “breaking” to us. But hey, at least CNN’s willing to acknowledge that, yes, this is the Democrats’ fault:
Senate Democrats voted unanimously three years ago to support the Obamacare rule that is largely responsible for some of the health insurance cancellation letters that are going out.
In September 2010, Senate Republicans brought a resolution to the floor to block implementation of the grandfather rule, warning that it would result in canceled policies and violate President Barack Obama’s promise that people could keep their insurance if they liked it.
And guess what: The Republicans were right all along!
As Frates mentions in his report, Sens. Landrieu, Pryor, Hagan, and Begich also voted for Obamacare and are now calling for portions of the law to be delayed.
That’s one way to put it. Another way: The Democrats lied.
We imagine Eric Boehlert is foaming at the mouth right about now, seeing CNN acknowledge that (a) people are indeed losing their coverage thanks to Obamacare, and (b) that the Democrats are responsible. Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall must be beside himself, too:
That “reality,” according to TPM, is that Obamacare is doing Americans a favor by forcing insurance companies to cancel their plans. Because the current plans don’t meet Obamacare’s high standards or something. Bull. The real reality is that with each passing day, more and more Americans are getting screwed by a law that Obama and the Democrats sold as a veritable life-saver.
The Dems own this mess.