Todd Houston, a freelance reporter writing for PubliusForums.com, is reporting that Obama did something to keep health insurers quiet about health care costs so Democrats wouldn’t face major voter backlash.
As he wrote:
Barack Obama is again playing political games with our health insurance industry and has turned in another underhanded move against it by forcing insurance carriers, brokers and agents to withhold their 2015 prices until after the 2014 midterm elections are over all so that the news of higher prices won’t hurt Democrats on Election Day.
This means that customers looking to get new insurance or those wishing to scout new policies to see if they can get a better deal are not able to shop for insurance.
Part of the reason, to be sure, is millions of policies are going to be canceled on Jan 1, 2015. This is because their current plans won’t meet Obamacare’s stringent regulations.
And Obama was determined to keep the fallout as far away from the elections as he can.
What he did was he changed the reporting procedures of health insurance companies. Typically the health insurance companies would report their prices in mid-October. But Obama changed it so they wouldn’t be able to report until mid-Novemeber.
Even worse, he made it so the health insurers aren’t allowed to reveal pricing as they would have done customarily at this time Insurance agent C. Steven Tucker wrote on his own blog:
This year, for the first time in 20 years, I can not even quote a replacement product because Barack Obama has issued a GAG ORDER to the health insurance industry instructing them not to disclose their January 2015 health insurance rates until after the mid-term elections.
This is unprecedented.
Normally health insurance premiums are released for public viewing 60 days before the January 1st effective date. Where are the reports on these cancellations and the gag order from NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN?
The only news organization that I am aware of that has reported on any of this is the Fox News channel. I can guarantee you one thing, not one of my clients who received a cancellation notice is voting Democrat on Tuesday.
Some claim that Obama did not actually stop insurers from revealing pricing. Even if that were true, he changed the schedule for reporting, which is essentially a gag order, and it puts Americans at a tremendous disadvantage.
But that’s how Obama works.
For his agenda and against your well being.
Be warned, Democrats (and some Republicans) have a hidden agenda you need to know about…