List of companies that will drop health insurance under ObamaCare spreads to include a quasi-public entity, the Fairfax County Water Authority
But that paled in comparison to then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s inadvertent admission. Referring to Obamacare, which was the size of multiple telephone books and whose contents were a mystery to most everyone, she famously said, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it.”
Pro-abortion House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Pro-abortion President Barack Obama
As ObamaCare continues its rollout, we are finding out more and more about what exactly is in the “Affordable Health Care Act.” And the number and types of critics continues to grow.
Also on Wednesday’s Jennifer Popik, JD, did an excellent job unspooling the truth behind the impact of the massive ObamaCare tax on most health insurance plans (see “Obamacare tax on health insurance will affect most plans over time, reducing healthcare”). Her post is very much worth reading.
Less than 24 hours later we read this in today’s Washington Post: “Fairfax utility: Obamacare will likely lead to dropped coverage.” Fairfax is a city just south of Washington, DC, and the utility referred to is the Fairfax County Water Authority.
To her credit Post reporter Laura Vozzella pulls no punches and refuses to adopt the Obama administration line—that health insurance policies that are not as parsimonious as ObamaCare wants can be derisively mischaracterized as “Cadillac” plans.
The heart of the letter, written by Burton Jay Rubin, chairman of the authority’s government relations committee, is that if the “Cadillac Tax” takes place as planned in 2018 [a 40% excise tax on insurers], the authority “will likely drop insurance coverage for its nearly 400 employees,” Vozzella writes.
“[I]t is irrefutable that the ACA is fatally flawed,” wrote Rubin. “If it is intended to make health care coverage available to those who do not have it, it does so only by jeopardizing the coverage earned by those who have it.”