The Obamacare rollout debacle has been way more than a broken website. Millions of Americans are set to lose their health insurance - whether they liked their plan or not. A direct contradiction to President Obama and Democrat's promise.
Last night NBC News reported
that that the "Obama Administration knew millions could not keep their health insurance" but still campaigned across the country promising Americans otherwise.
President Obama was able to postpone the implementation of Obamacare until after he secured re-election. But for Democrats up for re-election in 2014, their less than honest claim to their constituents will now be front and center next November.
Democrats running for election in 2014 that knew you'd lose your health insurance but promised you could keep it:
1) Gary Peters - Michigan
"If you’re covered and you like your insurance, you can keep it."
2) Bruce Braley - Iowa
ObamaCare would "allow Americans to maintain their choice of health insurance."
3) Mark Pryor - Arkansas
ObamaCare would “protect and expand an individual’s choice of doctors and insurance plans.”
4) Mark Begich - Alaska
“If you got a doctor now, you got a medical professional you want, you get to keep that. If you have an insurance program or a health care policy you want of ideas, make sure you keep it. That you can keep who you want. That we keep that patient-doctor relationship very strong.”
5) Mary Landrieu - Louisiana
“I am voting for this bill because it achieves The goals I laid out at the beginning of this debate: It drives down Costs and expands affordable health care choices for millions of families and small businesses in Louisiana and around the nation.”
6) Dick Durbin - Illinois
“First and foremost, it stays true to the President’s call that if you like what you have, you can keep it."
7) Jeff Merkley - Oregon
Oregonians "are going to be able to keep the doctor they have because the goal isn’t to change that. If they have a plan they like, we want them to be able to keep that."
8) Kay Hagan - North Carolina
"We need to support the private insurance industry so that people who have insurance they’re happy with can keep it while also providing a backstop option for people without access to affordable coverage."
9) Chris Coons - Delaware
“If you have job-based health insurance you like, you can keep it”
10) Brian Schatz - Hawaii
“A fundamental element of the proposed reform is a public option in health care. If you like your health care coverage, you can keep it.”
11) Ed Markey - Massachusetts
“Under our proposal, if you like your current health-care plan, you can keep it.”
12) Jack Reed - Rhode Island
"If you like the insurance you have, you can choose to keep it."
13) Mark Warner - Virginia
"I'm not going to support a healthcare reform plan that's going to take away the healthcare you've got right now or a healthcare plan that you like."