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November 13, 2013

Kristen Powers: I'm Fuming That the Administration Keeps Claiming My Policy Was Canceled Becasue It Was "Substandard;" It Wasn't. It Was Canceled to Force Me to Subsidize Other People.

@johnekdahl noted that Powers was "destroying" Obama on the cancellations on Bret Baier's show.

Indeed, she was. There are three elements that made her criticism powerful:

1. This isn't hypothetical. She's an actual victim. She's not talking about other people losing her coverage, but herself. Furthermore, as she knows her own now-canceled policy, she can tick off what it covered -- which was everything on Obama's list -- and state, authoritatively, that the new policies offered to her offer nothing new... except double the premium.

2. Unlike most partisan Democrats in the media, she did not resort to euphemism. She laid it out: Her policy is only more expensive now because of the forced subsidy to other people.

3. She's a Democrat -- not one of those Republicans who, we know, always lie about everything, or are stupid, and so lie inadvertently, because their brains are so stunted and lizard-like.

My blood pressure goes up every time they say that they’re protecting us from substandard health insurance plans,” Powers told Bret Baier. “There is nothing to support what they’re saying.”

“I have talked to about how I’m losing my health insurance,” she continued. “If I want to keep the same health insurance, it’s going to cost twice as much. There’s nothing substandard about my plan.”

“All of the things they say that are not in my plan are in my plan,” Powers lamented. “All of the things they have listed — there’s no explanation for doubling my premiums other than the fact that it’s subsidizing other people. They need to be honest about that.”

David Frum echoes her, but I really liked the case Kristen Powers made.

Video the link. I especially recommend watching the Powers clip. And maybe emailing around. (Edited: I removed the auto-playing video.)

We must not rest until Obama and his Palace Guard Media have been compelled to confess the central truth of Obamacare: It was always going to cost you a lot more. That was the whole point. This is not an accident; this is not "poor implementation of the law."

This was the entire goal. As they knew the American public would not support this goal, they simply lied to them about it -- and the Media carried their water on the lie.


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