President Obama recently dismissed the plight and hardship of citizens losing their current health insurance coverage, condescendingly insisting such people are losing their plans because they were “substandard.”
As we have noted on the website www.Icouldntkeepmyplan.com, many North Carolinians have lost their current plans and are being shifted into ACA-compliant plans. The President would have us believe that these hundreds of thousands of citizens were too stupid to purchase plans that best suited their needs. Such an attitude is insulting, but not surprising considering the source.
But what may be surprising is how Obama’s “substandard” comment is a backhanded insult at state legislators (Obama is a former state legislator from Ill.).
As many of you already know, states across the country have for decades already been micro-managing health insurance plans by mandating a specific set of services be covered by all insurance plans sold in the state. I suspect that long-time state legislators in North Carolina (and other states, for that matter) that developed and approved of the almost 50 coverage mandates required in NC would be stunned to hear the President label these insurance plans as “substandard.”
Is the president saying that not only are citizens too stupid to purchase health insurance that best suits their needs, but also that state legislators (of which he was one) are also too stupid and incompetent to create mandated plans that live up to his lofty standards?