Obamacare Cancellations are Really Just “Invitations” to Get Better Plans

Photo Credit: TownHallIn order to be a big-government liberal, mental gymnastics and verbal tap-dancing must come naturally. In an impressive display of verbal flexibility, a Health and Human Services official explained that Obamacare is really just a benevolent feature of a loving government that is completely incapable of coercion or force.

According to Joanne Grossie from the HHS, no one is being “forced” into the public exchanges. She even insisted that people who have found themselves kicked off their previous healthcare plans are actually quite lucky; because their previous plans were obviously inadequate clunkers that catered only to their gullibility and stupidity… Or something. According to the National Review Online:

“If you got one of the notices that your policy was going to be discontinued because it didn’t adhere to the law, it meant that now you could go into the health-insurance marketplace,” HHS’s Joanne Grossie told Republican state senator Jeff McWaters. “So, I just want to remind you that you weren’t losinginsurance you were just losing that insurance plan and were now beinginvited to go into the health insurance marketplace,” Grossie continued.

Nifty. It’s nice to know that when the IRS threatens to fine anyone who fails to get a new insurance plan through the government-run website (which I’m pretty sure is made from tinker-toys and an Atari), they’re really just inviting us to take part in Obamacare. I’m glad we cleared that up, because it would be easy for normal people to see that as coercion.

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