Six Democratic Governors Refuse to Let People Keep Their Health Insurance


Would you buy health insurance from this man?

Would you buy health insurance from this man?

If Obama were really serious about his temporary fix, he would have reached out to his own party members for their cooperation. Instead showing how little comment there is in the White House to a fix that was only proposed to head off Congressional bills on ObamaCare, six Democratic Party governors and their associated bureaucrats have decided not to let people keep their health insurance.

New York’s perpetually angry Andrew Cuomo has gotten the most headlines for slamming the idea of letting people keep their health plans, but joining him is the duplicitous Lincoln Chaffee, who pretended not to be a Democrat, before admitting that he is a Democrat, the sleazy Jay Inslee,  Vermont’s inept Governor Shumlin, who is sticking to his guns despite the state health care disaster there that almost equals what is happening nationwide, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Massachusetts’ Obama wannabe, Deval Patrick.

Only one Republican state has demonstrated similar obstructionism and that’s Indiana, where Insurance Commissioner Stephen Robertson ranted that letting people keep their health plans would destabilize the insurance market.

The six Anti-Choice Dem governors aren’t really obstructing Obama. They’re just doing what he did. Obama did not want even that limited fix. He was forced into it by public opinion. These blue state governors are arrogantly assuming that they are above public opinion.

Inslee, along with Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky and Governor Dannel P. Malloy wrote a Washington Post op-ed claiming that ObamaCare is working great in their states. Despite that, Beshear, who isn’t exactly running for office in Massachusetts, has agreed to maybe let people keep their health plans. Malloy in Connecticut has yet to decide.

The op-ed is the usual hilariously insane, “Bill McBill found a great deal on health insurance at our exchange” complete with claims that Medicaid expansion had created tens of thousands of jobs.

In Washington, the legislature authorized Medicaid expansion with overwhelmingly bipartisan votes in the House and Senate this summer because legislators understood that it could help create more than 10,000 jobs, save more than $300 million for the state in the first 18 months, and, most important, provide several hundred thousand uninsured Washingtonians with health coverage.

In Kentucky, two independent studies showed that the Bluegrass State couldn’t afford not to expand Medicaid. Expansion offered huge savings in the state budget and is expected to create 17,000 jobs.

Medicaid. It saves money and creates jobs. So why not put everyone on Medicaid? Think of all the money we’ll save and the jobs we’ll create.

But while the Dems pander to the welfare voters, they screw the middle class by refusing to let people who actually work for a living keep their health care.

  • CaoMoo

    Complaioned when filing for medicaid that Obamacare had doubled my insurance to the point I couldn’t afford it and now I was losing my insurance and doctors. The worker said it was the insurance companies to blame for raising the insurance premiums because they wanted Obamacare to fail and we had to think of the uninsured. Insurance companies need to be punished for raising the rates so high under Obamacare.

    So lets see. Obama says insure more risks, some that are uninsurable by commercial insurance standards. Offer more coverages for insanely expensive treatments (Sex change). Most people won’t use it but the company has to assume most people will and charge accordingly. Make men have Maternity cov etc.

    Does the insurance company have any choice to raise it’s rates? Not if it wants to pay claims it doesn’t. Not if it wants to keep the lights on and it’s workers paid it doesn’t. It’s a two way contract insurance. One party pays a small amount of money regularly in step with the risk they represent, the other agrees to make them whole to the limit and terms of the contract if a loss occurs. You can’t increase the risks covered without raising the rates.

  • v

    I don’t know if I would blame the Democrats/Socialists/Communists for what they are doing, I would blame the idiots who keep voting them in office. Everything has a price, so ignorance and zombie-like voting is no difference.

  • v

    I don’t know if I would blame the Democrats/Socialists/Communists for what they are doing, I would blame the idiots who keep voting them in office. Everything has a price, so ignorance and zombie-like voting is no difference.

    • truebearing

      I prefer to blame both.

  • Gee

    The ultra leftist Democrat governor of California – Jerry (Medfly) Brown has also joined the ranks

  • Gee

    The ultra leftist Democrat governor of California – Jerry (Medfly) Brown has also joined the ranks

  • herb benty

    This is a manufactured crisis, single-payer is the ultimate destination..And it is coming fast- nuclear option, etc.

  • herb benty

    This is a manufactured crisis, single-payer is the ultimate destination..And it is coming fast- nuclear option, etc.

  • truebearing

    I prefer to blame both.

  • truebearing

    These governors are the hardcore goose steppers. They hope the outcome will be single-payer, and they couldn’t care less if some small businessman lost his health care coverage. As always with the Left, other people’s lives, or deaths, are inconsequential when “progress” is at stake.

    Death be not proud, your biggest fans are Leftists and Muslims.

  • truebearing

    These governors are the hardcore goose steppers. They hope the outcome will be single-payer, and they couldn’t care less if some small businessman lost his health care coverage. As always with the Left, other people’s lives, or deaths, are inconsequential when “progress” is at stake.

    Death be not proud, your biggest fans are Leftists and Muslims.