Barney Frank ‘Appalled’ By Obama Administration: ‘They Just Lied To People’

Zach Carter
The Huffington Post

…Obama has taken significant flak in conservative circles for claiming that his health care overhaul would allow all existing health care plans to continue, when, in fact, new consumer protection standards would require some people to sign up for more comprehensive insurance. The law provides government subsidies to help people of modest means pay for the more robust plans. Frank is a strong supporter of the law, and he has repeatedly defended Obama and his legislative agenda.

“He should have said, ‘Look, in some cases the health care plans that you’ve got are really inadequate, and in your own interests, we’re going to change them,'” Frank said. “But that’s not what he said.”…

…Lying about how the consumer protection standards would function, Frank said, created an unnecessary circus around a program that would help people get better coverage…


Read the complete article at The Huffington Post.


Newsmax has more:

…the House Energy and Commerce Committee earlier this week approved a bill allowing people to keep their insurance plans, even if they do not meet the new federal standards.

The new bill though, is an indicator of how Obamacare is affecting this fall’s elections. It was proposed by Louisiana Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is challenging Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu in one of several key Senate races around the country…



Related: Obama Goes Around Congress — Again — to Expand Health Coverage for Federal Workers

The Obama administration on Tuesday will publish a proposed rule that would give thousands of temporary and seasonal government workers access to the government’s health care program, even though current law would appear to prohibit them from using that program.

The rule from the Office of Personnel Management would let these federal workers sign up for coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, and also allow some of them to enjoy a government contribution to their insurance premiums. Both steps would be done through OPM’s proposed regulation, and not through an act of Congress…

…But the change would appear to go against a 1978 law…



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