Is there any way to describe in words how patronizing the defenders of the Affordable Care Act must be to not slink away in shame? I don’t think so.
According to the Daily Caller: “
Americans who were allowed to keep their non-Obamacare compliant insurance are happier with their coverage than those with Obama administration-approved health plans, according to a Thursday survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Kaiser’s latest survey of individuals who signed up for coverage in the individual insurance market found that among those who still carry extended insurance plans that aren’t compliant with the health-care law’s regulations, 85 percent would rate their coverage as either good or excellent. The same proportion of those with employer coverage were satisfied as well.
In contrast, 71 percent of those with Obamacare-compliant plans both on and off the government-run exchanges believe their offerings are good or excellent — a large majority, but significantly lower approval than health plans not affected by the health-care law.
Obamacare-compliant customers are also less satisfied with how much they’re paying for that coverage. Fifty-five percent of customers with Obamacare-approved plans said their coverage was a good or excellent value, while 58 percent with grandfathered, noncompliant plans approved of their coverage’s value. Employer plans, however, won again, with 70 percent of customers rating the value as good or excellent.
Of course, Liberals have already decided that all non-Obamacare insurance is “substandard.” We ran into this when the Affordable Care Act first attempted to roll out its product. Remember, the New York Times editorial board assured us that Barack Obama lied to us for our own good (by promising we could keep our doctor and our insurance if we liked it).
Mr. Obama clearly misspoke when he said that. By law, insurers cannot continue to sell policies that don’t provide the minimum benefits and consumer protections required as of next year. So they’ve sent cancellation notices to hundreds of thousands of people who hold these substandard policies.
As the Daily Caller reminds us,
Greater approval for non-Obamacare plans cuts sharply against the Obama administration’s cries that coverage before the health care law was simply “junk” insurance.
What will these people say to this new poll data? I doubt they will care. They are confident they know what is best for us and that we are stupid and ungrateful to not praise Obamacare.