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Is the Democratic Unity about to End?

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Its Your Gavel liberal talk

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I enthusiastically support President Obama and believe he usually makes the right call in any situation. Here, however, he should promptly come up with a fix for the unconditional public promise he made, to the effect that nobody would lose their current insurance, if they liked their current insurance. He did not, as far as I know, footnote the statement ("... Unless your plan is substandard and does not meet the statutory requirements of the ACA").

The only fair solution, I think, is grandfathering in people who want to keep their existing insurance – substandard though it may be. I gather that the number of people affected is relatively small. I believe most who than have the opportunity to keep their plan, will also have the option to compare their old plan to the new plans offered in the Obama Care Market Place.  I believe given the choice they will choose the new plans over their old one, so the basic ACA mandate should remain intact. I believe it all comes down to, when one who losses the option that the President has repeated that they can keep it, and than they can't, this creates anger, this should defuse their anger!

Upton's bill is obviously just a naked attempt to repeal the ACA. The option to keep existing insurance should be offered only to those who currently have it.

The ACA is an imperfect law as it stands. I'm okay with it being made even less perfect, in the interests of fairness and the vindication of a Presidential promise.