Professional Propaganda – Why NBC, The White House, Valerie Jarrett, and Democrats are Twitchy About Millions of Cancelled Insurance Plans…..

facepalm-ObamaYesterday NBC published an article outlining why the Obama Administration cannot feign ignorance as millions of Americans have their health insurance policies cancelled due to Obamacare.

What NBC stated is what hundreds of thousands of people already know – Obamacare is forcing millions of Americans to lose their insurance, pay much higher premiums, get higher deductibles, and in general get less coverage for more money.

The White House and Valerie Jarrett went into immediate attack mode to proclaim the premise as false.   They each claimed nothing President Obama or the HHS did created a situation where private insurance polices were/are cancelled.

So NBC, carrying water for the administration, took down their article and replaced it with another one with a paragraph removed.    But various blogs, including us, caught them.   Backlash ensued.   They were busted – so they replaced the replacement and reinstated the original.

But the key aspect is inside the paragraph they removed and the *risk* to the White House which is evident within it.  Here’s what they took out, then put back in when caught:

…”None of this should come as a shock to the Obama administration. The law states that policies in effect as of March 23, 2010 will be “grandfathered,” meaning consumers can keep those policies even though they don’t meet requirements of the new health care law.  But the Department of Health and Human Services then wrote regulations that narrowed that provision, by saying that if any part of a policy was significantly changed since that date — the deductible, co-pay, or benefits, for example — the policy would not be grandfathered”….

You can immediately see the sunlight risk.    The Obama Administration, through the HHS, were actually the people who structured the regulations which has led to cancellations of millions of policies.   Weaselzippers accurately puts it this way:

[Obamacare] the law doesn’t actually dictate the cancellation of the policies, the cancellations are dictated by the HHS regulations, narrowing the law.

Regulations are completely and utterly within the power and control of HHS, Obama and the executive branch. What that means is they could change it if they wanted to, and that it was completely their choice to do this, despite Obama lying about it.

They dictated these cancellations because they want to drive people into the exchanges, because it is the only possible way to monetarily sustain the system, or it would collapse under its own weight.

So while Obama is lying to people, he is completely dictating the cancellations through his administration.

This is the twisted nature of the President we have.

Carney and Plouffe facepalm

You can see how dangerous this is politically.   It was not the law which forced the cancellation of millions of insurance policies, it was HHS regulations which did so.

And THAT paints President Obama into a box.

Yes, he can claim the “law” did not cause the cancellations, therefore his “if you like your insurance you can keep it” might be parsed as truthful under the construct of Obamacare.

However, it was President Obama specifically, through the HHS, who then structured the regulations which made his prior point of ‘keep it’ advocacy moot.

It was not Obamacare which took down the individual person’s ability to retain their own insurance policy pre-Obamacare, it was President Obama himself who did it.

So when you see White House folks like Jay Carney talking you can see what they are trying to skirt around.   Subsequently the Democrats who go forth with the talking points are going to have to find similar linguistic judo to avoid the fact that President Obama is the one specifically to blame.

This should be interesting.

WASHINGTON DC – White House press secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday said President Obama’s claim that all Americans could keep their health insurance plans under the new health law deserved a “fuller explanation,” acknowledging millions of consumers would not keep their current coverage.

After the passage of Obamacare, the president has repeatedly insisted that if any individual likes their health care plan, they could “keep it.”

Carney on Tuesday added a crucial caveat to that promise, saying Americans could keep their insurance if the plan is “still available.”

In other words, if the plan is modified, coverage options that don’t meet Obamacare standards could be canceled. (link)

Spin – Baby – Spin !!! 

Jay-Carney-Pursed HeadshotWASHINGTON DC - White House press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday that President Obama did not mislead the American people when he said the anybody who liked his or her health insurance plan could keep it after the health-care law’s implementation.

“No,” Carney said at Tuesday’s White house briefing when asked directly whether Obama misled. “The president was clear about a basic fact: If you had insurance that you liked on the individual market and you wanted to keep that insurance through 2010, ’11, ’12, ’13, and in perpetuity if you wanted it and it was available, you could. You were grandfathered in.”

Carney said the statement was true but that it couldn’t account for insurers canceling or changing existing plans after the law was passed. Existing plans that don’t meet a set of standards set out by the health-care law have been canceled.

“What no health care reform could envision or could responsibly stipulate is that any plan that might come along in the next few years would be grandfathered in because that would undermine the basic premise of providing minimum benefits for the American people,” Carney said.

“So again, in all of these cases, what is absolutely true is that if you had a plan before the Affordable Care Act that you liked on the individual market, and your insurance company didn’t take that away from you and offer you instead something else that you then purchased, but they provided you the same plan this whole time, you can keep it. And that’s true.”

Reporters relentlessly questioned Carney on the years-old and oft-repeated claim by Obama and the administration, in light of recent disclosures that many or most people who have purchased insurance as individuals could see those plans canceled.  (link)

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36 Responses to Professional Propaganda – Why NBC, The White House, Valerie Jarrett, and Democrats are Twitchy About Millions of Cancelled Insurance Plans…..

  1. labrat says:

    What committee is Sebelius going before tomorrow and who is on that committee? These guys need to be peppered into delving into this nugget tomorrow. “Spread sunshine all over the place and put on a happy face.”:)

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  2. Stormy says:

    Now I know why my co-pays have increased… :roll:

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  3. Great pictures attached to this article. Obama with an apparent headache, Carney looking simultaneously hurt and defiant and then Carney looking like a total doofus. You couldn’t have found better pics to illustrate the idiots who represent the would-be dictatorship in the WH.

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    • Eggs Nihilo says:

      Sure you could, but it wouldn’t be pics of the talking heads, such as Obama and Carney. It would be pictures of this, the consigliere to a lowly, leftist “law lecturer” happily going along for the ride, hiding his past, and doing his part as the front man (as he’s being told to do), as America is systematically destroyed . . .

      She’s to Barack Hussein Obama what Edward Mandell House was to a lowly, leftist Princeton University President named Woodrow Wilson. Stupid, “feel good,” “let’s make everybody equal and warm and fuzzy” Leaders are always controlled by those more evil than themselves. Kind of like King Ahab was controlled by another foreigner from the East named Jezebel (1 Kings 21).

      The only difference between Edward House and Valerie Jarrett is this–House wasn’t born in Shiraz, Iran.

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    • partyzant says:

      They are not idiots… they intended for this to happen. There is a vast gulf between idiot and evil, mainly centered on intent. These hobgoblins bridged the gap, achieved evil and consciously tried to look like idiots to reduce public alarm, clamor and righteous anger. BIG difference.
      Would be? Really, is there a doubt in your mind?

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  4. 2x4x8 says:

    It seems NBC didn’t learn anything from splicing and editing the George Zimmerman 911 tape, I wonder how the lawsuit is going?

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  5. LandauMurphyFan says:

    Ah, the art of understatement. Per Joe Johns at CNN, “…they do appear to have made some statements at the outset while they were selling the program that appear to have been over broad” and “…there might have been an oversell when trying to get this through.”

    Tell us about Benghazi, Jo. Would you describe it as perhaps being a little local fracas? I hear that the occasional disagreement appears to have occurred during WWII as well, but fortunately things calmed down again after there were reports of what may have been some kind of explosive device that apparently may have injured a few people slightly.

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-hadro/2013/10/29/cnn-spins-obama-you-can-keep-your-health-care-plan-promise-was-just-over

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  6. myopiafree says:

    Big mystery – what happened to Obama-girl?

    http://news.msn.com/us/mystery-swirls-around-obamacare-covergirl

    Send out some search teams, in addition to looking for Obama to tell the truth – about the rip-off that Obama care is becoming.

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  7. Reblogged this on The Political Chef™ Blog and commented:
    Gal Val strikes again…I wonder when the sheeple will wake from their self-imposed stuper???

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  8. OK – So we knew his intent, we know his vision, we warn of his destruction. But it had to get this far for sheeple to catch on, right? It took a serve hit to peoples well being and their future security. The hit was and still is only in the pocket book – right? Ignorance, maybe (Ted Cruz and everybody that visits here knows that wouldn’t be valid). . Selfishness maybe (people only concerned with themselves to the extent that only affects them. And in many of these cases – only when it affects them. Because if they really cared they would have been taking previous statements by conservatives and only conservatives and thought twice. They never bothered to think about their children’s or families future, until whammy!). But what else?

    Is it that so many people are really being affected and the demoncracts see that 2014 is virtually lost – and with that a possible 2016 no matter who runs. Are they finally cutting their losses to gain favor. Chris Mathews said and it was the way he said that struck me – the word, Republicans. The way it dripped from his smiley mouth. This is perpetrated. They hedging their bets, and hoping that 2014 won’t be a total loss if they can destroy conservatives. If it hasn’t been stated enough -WARNING, RED – LEVEL 5. CObammunism is still the main goal. But they see that they must pull back and pacify the people. They are banking on the know fact, that people today have incredibly despicable short term memory loss. They are hoping the attacks let up if they all admit a little truth. Breathing room. 60 mins. Coordinated. To coincidental. The full fledged assault.

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    • partyzant says:

      The attacks are not letting up, the post-electoral violence continues as suburbanites and clueless libs get slaughtered by Obama’s Sons, effectively a decentralized militia funded through section 8 and EBT (among other means).
      Face it, America, we now live in Zimbabwe (senseless violence, check… destruction of the means of production, check… insane unemployment, spiralling inflation, debased public trust).
      I implore any to debunk this with reputable facts. OK, I am stretching a bit on the inflation. I am not wrong, just ahead of my time.

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      • CoffeeBreak says:

        I think you’re stating what is in play, PZ. A serious sign of the times. It can never be allowed to become the New Normal, no matter what they do. So many young people are completely unaware of what freedom is, what we’ve lost and how we’re all apt to lose everything.

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  9. rashomon says:

    Is it just me or does anyone else feel that Obama hasn’t started one project, one program, one investigation that he has actually completed to an appropriate end. We don’t have a budget and the debt is out of control ($17 Trillion or $53,903.89 per citizen), not one bankster or politician has been indicted despite the shenanigans that nearly brought down our financial house, the banks are bigger than ever, the foreclosure market still threatens housing, we don’t know what the end game is for Afghanistan, Guantanamo is still open, Fast & Furious is unsolved, Syria is a mess along with other countries of the Arab Spring, Iran and North Korea are still developing nuclear weapons, the EU hates us, Russia is laughing at us, the jobs market sucks, education mandates are changing one…more…time and no one joining Common Core has the books (according to my sources), Hurricane Sandy money for victims is blocked by HUD’s database decontruct, Michelle’s lunch program has not passed muster after millions of dollars selling it, our borders are like sieves but the illegals have zilch respect for our laws, racial divide hasn’t been this great since the late ’60s, and Obamacare is bringing down a medical system that has changed the world. Have I left anything out? What else did he promise? Oh, yeah…something about oceans rising.

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    • Shelby says:

      That was so depressing–though very true– that I am now going to invade our stash of Halloween candy. And I am– in true leftist fashion–going to blame YOU for my tummy ache! ;) :p

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    • nepetalactone says:

      This is his first job. He has never completed anything on his own before in his life. Someone else has always finished the job for him, and allowed him to take credit.

      “Always” and “never” are typically words improperly used in exaggeration–but in the case of Obama, there is no exaggeration. He has never accomplished one constructive project in his life that I am aware of. I have never even heard a story about him performing some act of kindness or decency.

      I realize that he is a puppet–but a puppet who believes in his own mythology, and is not as well controlled as his handlers would prefer.

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  10. Elspeth says:

    This is why I love the blogs and alternate media. The Weaselzippers piece should be reposted everywhere.

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  11. BigMamaTEA says:

    For anybody who’s interested, here’s an advance copy of Sebelious’ prepared statement for today’s committee hearing: http://docs.house.gov/meetings/IF/IF00/20131030/101446/HHRG-113-IF00-Wstate-SebeliusK-20131030.pdf

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  12. ctdar says:

    Wth has happened to the once great institution known as Brown University? A few weeks ago it was nude week and now apparently NY’s Ray Kelly, an invited speaker with the highest levels of public service under his belt is treated with such disrespect that he is driven off stage.
    Anyone that has college aged children needs to pay attention to what goes on their school.

    http://nypost.com/2013/10/30/brown-should-be-ashamed-for-shutdown-of-kelly/

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    • ctdar says:

      ^^ sorry wrong thread! Where’s Wee & the coffee pot!

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      • rashomon says:

        It’s still a worthwhile article. After the West coast drops into the Pacific, we need to do a dusting of the Ivies. Any parent that underwrites an education at those schools deserves a socialist offspring who finds no problem abusing the right to free speech. History is repeating itself and it ain’t pretty.

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      • Jenna says:

        Forget “sorry”, that is exactly why I gave up on-campus uni life in my second year, almost 10 years ago. My much older BF is there as well bcs he learned some time ago that not even in a small southern semi-rural college in “down east” NC is one safe from elitist radicalism anymore. Thank you for that “mistake” because it may open the eyes of someone else that reads your comment and that link. That incident was totally shameful.

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