The president continued to defend the dwindling notion of Obamacare success in a speech in Boston on Wednesday night. Speaking from historic Faneuil Hall, President Obama seemed nonchalant as he advised people soon to be displaced by their insurance to start shopping around.
From Fox News:
The cancellation notices apply to people whose plans changed after the law was implemented or don’t meet new coverage requirements. The president said those changes ensure that all Americans are able to get quality coverage.
“So if you’re getting one of these letters, just shop around in the new marketplace. That’s what it’s for,” Obama said. “Because of the tax credits that we are offering, and the competition between insurers, most people are going to be able to get better, comprehensive healthcare plans for the same price or even cheaper than projected.”
Republicans argue the president’s argument in the face of Obama’s repeated claims that consumers who liked their insurance would be able to keep it.
The president’s remarks marked a striking departure from his vow stretching back to 2009: “No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people. If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”