Despite Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s claim earlier this week that ObamaCare “horror stories” weren’t true, there are plenty of real people out there with real problems. Reid said “There’s plenty of horror stories being told (and) All of them are untrue.
Reid managed to ignite a firestorm when he accused those who complain about canceled policies and higher rates under ObamaCare of flat-out lying.
The real truth is: Tom Gialanella of Seattle got a letter last fall canceling his old (health care) policy and laying out details of his ObamaCare option. Tom Gialanella said “My premiums would increase approximately 61 percent. I went from $891 a month to $1437 a month and also my deductibles all doubled.”
Jeff and Victoria Haidet of North Carolina said “We were a little shocked to see that one come back at even higher rate than what our high risk insurance pool was. That rate came back at$950 a month for the policy, which had higher deductibles than what we had in the high risk pool.”
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell said ” These people across America, who are losing their insurance, whose jobs are being lost, are not making this up. And no amount of Harry Reid calling everybody a liar changes the facts.”
Senator Roy Blunt, R-Mo., who has given 11 speeches laying out horror stories from his constituents, also challenged Reid’s accusations.
Those who feel they have been misled or find themselves forced to pay more than before are hardly a rarity. Some 6.2 million had their policies canceled last fall, many pushed into more expensive plans.
The Congressional Budget Office also recently found that ObamaCare will force two of three small businesses to pay higher rates than they do now and even many Democrats talk about the need to fix the law.
Senator Harry Reid Nevada’s Village Idiot, Once again doesn’t have a clue!