Referring to himself in the third person below, Dumb Ron Johnson released this new example of stupidity for all to see:
Johnson to Introduce Act to Allow American’s to Keep Their Health Care: Johnson said today:
“One of the most important promises made by President Obama and Democrat congressional leadership to promote the Affordable Care Act was that Americans who were satisfied with their health plans could keep them. That promise has been broken. More than a million Americans have been notified that the plans they like with the coverage they have chosen have been canceled. Millions more Americans will have the plans of their choice canceled in months to come.”
Johnson is starting with a false premise: Obama didn't break his promise. Insurance companies decided to drop their coverage. BIG DIFFERENCE. Of course, business gets a pass on every immoral and ethically bankrupt choice they make, because they can, and have never been held accountable their actions.
Missed by Dumb Ron Johnson: Those same insurers are offering to help their customers move into the exchanges, their new profit center, where people will get more coverage with the same doctors and get a subsidy to help pay for the premiums. What a deal.
Johnson continues with the false premise, by essentially telling insurers to keep their costly older plans, plans that are still a part of the old failed system we’re trying to reform. Is this guy an idiot or what?
"Americans want the freedom to choose their own plans and want to be in control of their own health care. The ‘If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act’ will amend the law to make Obamacare live up to the promises of the politicians who sold the plan to the American public. I will … garner support from fellow Senators of both parties who truly want to make sure President Obama honors his promise that every American has the freedom to keep his or her own health care plan."
Again, insurers are the ones who've made the decision to move their coverage for none group rates into the exchanges. We’re also talking about the costly individual market, where people or their families don’t have the luxury of buying insurance at a lower group rate. Insurers are moving into the marketplace that is more or less a “group” rate, along with competing with other insurers.
Here's Salon's expose of the Fox News' coverage, debunking it and proving that people would rather pay 3 times as much than to allow the "government" or Obama to offer them a better deal. All In with Chris Hayes: